Items found on the Titanic

Apair of gloves that survived the wreckage

A battered pair of white cotton gloves were one of the artifacts found in the Titanic wreckage, and they have since been dubbed some of the “rarest Titanic artifacts ever recovered,” according to USA Today. The gloves have been put on display in various Titanic exhibitions since they were found, but in 2016, they were returned to a conservation facility for permanent retirement.

A menu of the ship’s last meal

A menu of the last meal served on the Titanic to first-class passengers was auctioned off in 2012, selling for $83,000, according to the BBC. The meal was served the same day the ship crashed into the glacier, and it featured several courses including “eggs Argenteuil, consomme fermier, and chicken a la Maryland.” And for some valuable things you might own, check out the 27 Hidden Treasures That Could Be in Your Attic Right Now.

A pocket watch stuck at the time the ship sank

The pocket watch of one of the ship’s victims was another artifact found in the Titanic wreckage. As reported by The Telegraph, the rusty watch was owned by passenger John Chapman, who was traveling with his wife, Lizzie. What makes this so unique is the fact that it’s literally frozen in time. The watch is stuck at 1:45 a.m., which is around the time the ship became submerged under water.

And a bracelet engraved with the name of a third-class passenger

Out of the wreckage of the Titanic also came a woman’s 15-karat rose gold and silver bracelet with the name Amy encrusted in diamonds. In her 1998 book Titanic: Women and Children First, Judith Geller, former director of merchandising for the Titanic exhibition, suggests that it might have belonged to Amy Stanley, a third-class passenger and one of the only Amys on board.

A letter written on Titanic stationary the day before the ship sank

Also surviving the wreckage was a letter penned by first-class passenger Oskar Holverson. Written to his mother the day before the ship sank, the letter was found folded up in a notebook in Holverson’s pocket.

Keys used to access lifeboat lanterns

These keys recovered from the wreckage aren’t just any old keys. They were used by crewman Samuel Hemming during the sinking of the ship to unlock a door, behind which a stock of lifeboat lanterns were waiting.

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