Fire and Ice: Letter Mailed on Titanic, 1912

Photo: National Postal Museum
February 15, 2012
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Photo: National Postal Museum

First-class passenger George E. Graham, a Canadian returning from a European buying trip for Eaton’s department store, addressed this folded letter on Titanic stationery. Destined for Berlin, the envelope was postmarked on the ship and sent ashore with the mail, probably at Cherbourg, France. The morgue ship Mackay-Bennett recovered Graham’s body.