Myth & Memory

News of the sinking of Titanic was received with shock and grief.  The impossible had happened and the most technologically advanced ship of its time was now lying at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

In Belfast, the city where she was built, grown men are said to have cried in the streets.

Fund raising concerts were held to help bereaved families, but soon the market was flooded with sentimental sheet music and commemorative postcards, as well as other Titanic ornaments and souvenirs.