Nearer My God to Thee (Titanic 1912)
By Darren Bailey LRPS
Violinist of the Titanic
Violinist Wallace Hartley led his seven-member band in a sustained and courageous performance while the doomed ship sank in freezing Atlantic waters in 1912.
They are famously alleged to have played the melancholy song
“Nearer My God to Thee” before the ship buckled into the sea.
Hartley and his entire band perished in the tragedy, but it is believed that the violin was found in a case strapped to his body when he was recovered from the sea two weeks after the sinking.
The prized instrument was given to him by his fiancée Maria Robinson and is believed to date back to 1880.
A 1910 hallmark is emblazoned with the words: ‘For Wallace on the occasion of our engagement from Maria.’
Art created using a Nikon D90 and a Nikkor 18-105vr @ f32 for 30 seconds
1 x Violin (not really the one from the Titanic not that rich!)
some Manfrotto lighting panels
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