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Titanic Memorial, shielded by Old Glory, 1931 May 26, from the Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers, 1851-1975, bulk, 1888-1942

Titanic Memorial, shielded by Old Glory, 1931 May 26

International News Photos

Item Information

Title: Titanic Memorial, shielded by Old Glory

Date: 1931 May 26

Physical Details: 1 photographic print : b&w ; 25 x 21 cm.

Description: Identification on attachment (typewritten): Wash. D.C.; The Titanic Memorial as it was inadvertently draped by the American flag as it was being lowered to half-mast after the dedication of the statue. The flag was caught by the wind and blown against the artistic work, a creation of Mrs. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and financed by popular subscription. President Hoover participated in the dedication to those who lost their lives in the steamship disaster on April 15, 1912.

Any citation of this item must include the following title: Whitney Museum of American Art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers. Gift of Flora Miller Irving.

Creator: International News Photos

Forms part of: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers, 1851-1975, bulk, 1888-1942

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation: Titanic Memorial, shielded by Old Glory, 1931 May 26 / International News Photos, photographer. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers, 1851-1975, bulk, 1888-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 14042