Taken in 1912 by Bernie Palmer the photo shows three Titanic survives on the Carpathia after being rescued from their lifeboats. The young couple was on their honeymoon and the woman with her back to the camera lost her husband but survived with her two daughters. The caption reads:
“This picture identifies the young facing couple as honeymooners Mr. & Mrs. George A. Harder of Brooklyn, New York. The woman with her back to Bernie’s Brownie camera is Mrs. Charles M. Hayes; her husband was President of the Grand Trunk Railway. He died in the shipwreck, but Mrs. Hayes and her two daughters were rescued by Carpathia.”
You can’t help but wonder what it going through the minds of all those in the photo. It would be interesting to know what this young couple thought of the impact of this disaster on their life. Did they see it as bad luck that they chose the Titanic for their honeymoon? Or did they see it as good luck that they survived?
The photo was taken by Bernie Palmer and is now owned by the National Museum of American History (part of the Smithsonian).