Photograph of Rosa Abbott
This is Rosa Abbott, a Third Class passenger on Titanic. Rosa was the only woman to be pulled alive from the icy waters on that fateful night. She was travelling on Titanic with her sons, Rossmore, aged 16, and Eugene, aged 13. When the ship sank, she was pulled into collapsible Lifeboat A. Her sons did not survive. Written on reverse of this photograph is: “To dear Mrs. Lessman, in remembrance of the S.S. Titanic. April 15th 1912 Rosa Abbott, Survivor.” Mrs. Lessman was a passenger on board Carpathia, the ship that rescued Titanic survivors.