|Artwork by Alan Aldridge.|
|The violin and Wallace Hartley's body were recovered 10 days after the ship went down.|
"A violin that was being played as the Titanic went down has sold at auction in London for $1.45 million.Band leader Wallace Hartley played the violin in an attempt to calm passengers as the ship slipped into the frozen waters of the North Atlantic in April 1912 after hitting an iceberg.
Hartley's band played the hymn, Nearer My God To Thee, as passengers climbed into lifeboats.
He and his seven fellow band members all died after choosing to play on.
British auctioneer Alan Aldridge says the band displayed extraordinary courage."
Violin that was played as Titanic sank fetches record $1.45m at auction
that Alan Aldridge was also the name of the guy
who did a lot of artwork for 'The Beatles'.
|Artwork by Alan Aldridge. The Titanic?|
which combines one of my dear totem animals with one of my blogging friend's totems.
My Kingfisher totem
The Bird that Flew into the Window
and King Uke's Beetle /Scarab totem,
Drilling the Grand Poobah
Anyway, check Alan's site out for yourself here -