Thousands of people around the world bought postcards portraying the sinking of the Titanic along with spiritual images, musical notation, and lyrics to hymn. Now, after a decade of hunting them down, publisher reproduced.
(United Kingdom)—The Daily Mail reports that after the sinking of the Titanic, a rare collection of postcards mourning the event were only seen by a privileged few, but now a ten-year search has reunited the postcards with their original publisher Bamforth's, allowing them to appear for the first time since 1912.
The series of cards originally published were entitled "Nearer My God to Thee," after the last song the ship's band reportedly played before the famous ship sank.
Some of the postcards were used; written on, stamped and sent. Other postcards were kept unused as a memorial card to one of the most tragic pre-WWI events of the early 20th century.
To view some of the postcards in the series, click on the link provided.