Father Browne’s Camera - Titanic Commutator - 4Q 2012

Father Browne’s Camera - Titanic Commutator - 4Q 2012

Front Cover of The Titanic Commutator: The Official Journal For The Titanic Historical Society, Inc. for Issue 200 for the 4th Quarter 2012. GGA Image ID # 1048faa44a

On the Front Cover: An impressive view looking up at the bow at Titanic Pigeon Forge.


50 Years of continuous publication

Father Browne’s Camera - a Fuzzy Picture
By Jack Leslie White
Page 188

It seemed like it would be so easy. One of the world’s great photographers. The most famous ship in history. Iconic photographs. While much is known about the photographer, how the precious photos came to be taken, little has been written about the camera that captured these cherished and haunting images.

As an amateur photographer in the digital age, I became curious about the equipment used by Father Francis Browne to visually document his famous voyage on the RMS Titanic.

With all that has been written about the photographer and the photographs, I thought that it would be a simple matter to find information about the camera. I was so wrong.

Women’s Titanic Memorial Mystery
By Karen Kamuda
Page 197

Titanic Lives On
By Lisa McDougald
Page 200

Titanic Somewhere in Time
By Anuradha Gupta
Page 202

Incident with Olympic's Musicians
New York Sun, July I4, 1912
Page 204

Proposal for the Titanic Centennial Memorial Garden and Walkway
Page 205

Oceanic of 1899
By Earl Mayo
Page 209

THS’s 50th Anniversary Convention Information and Registration
Page 218

Olympic’s Conversion to Oil Saved Money
Shipping, August 10, 1920
Page 224

Training British Sailors for the Mercantile Marine in Titanic’s Era
By R.A. Fletcher
Page 231

Sea Poste

The Titanic Centennial Memorial Unveiling and Weekend Convention thank yous from Don Murphy and Cal Kitson; seeking information on boards carried by Harland & Wolff employees; wants information on a Titanic postcard; a 38 Colt revolver with Cunard White Star Line; questions and comments on Patrick Stenson’s article Titanic Meets Iceberg; Titanic kid gloves? Seeking information about pianos on Titanic; question about a presentation plaque on a chime clock by White Star people to an individual retiring.
Page 226

Book Notes
RMS Queen Mary by Frank Cooper, Suzanne Cooper, et al. and Nothing Can Separate Us-The Story of Nan Harper by Tracy M. Leininger. Reviews by Tim Trower.
Page 282


BACK COVER The majesty of the Great Smokies

Back Cover of The Titanic Commutator: The Official Journal For The Titanic Historical Society, Inc. for Issue 200 for the 4th Quarter 2012. GGA Image ID # 10496806aa

On the Back Cover: The majesty of the Great Smokies is shown in this
panorama of high peaks as clouds fill the valley below.


Published quarterly and continuously for nearly forty years by The Titanic Historical Society, Inc., (ISSN 004-8182) and mailed from Springfield, Massachusetts, the journal has been the groundbreaker in providing primary source materials.

Accounts from Titanic passengers, biographies of White Star liners and other shipping companies are standard; also varied maritime interests, illustrations, and commentaries—ensuring a permanent record.

Sixty-four pages of exceptional content make this publication the largest and best of society journals whose excellence and accuracy is renowned.

Letters, email, advertising, articles, news items, and photographs are welcome. However, articles submitted must be exclusive to The Titanic Commutator.

No remuneration is made, and the Society cannot guarantee publication. General interest, veracity, and originality are the criteria; the burden for accuracy rests with the author, and the expressed opinions are not necessarily those of The Titanic Historical Society, Inc.

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