The auction for a picture taken two days before the Titanic sank starts at $8,000 (€6,150)RR auction house is putting up for sale a photo of the iceberg that supposedly sank the Titanic.
The picture was taken on April 12, 1912, two days before the “unsinkable” ship hit the iceberg, according to the note on the actual photograph.
The Titanic was traveling from Southampton, England to New York that April night, and 1,500 people lost their lives as it went under, in just three hours.
This possibly history-making black-and-white shot was taken by the captain of the Etonian, a vessel that found itself in the same North Atlantic waters.
According to the Herald Sun, those interested in taking home a piece of history will be able to bid on the photo starting December 13, at the auction house in Amherst, New Hampshire. As usual, memorabilia of this importance doesn't come cheap, as the auction should start at $8,000 (€6,150).
Auctioneers are convinced this is the iceberg that did away with the Titanic. Not much is known of it however, apart from what historians could gather from sketches members of the crew drew up. The “very distinctive elliptical shape” is what they are going on to validate the find.