RMS Titanic Images - US Senate Hearings

Photographs taken during the US Senate Hearings of 1912 and Senatorial Inquiry into the Sinking of the Titanic and the aftermath of the disaster.

Mr. Ismay Testifying at US Senate Hearings.

Mr. Ismay Testifying at US Senate Hearings. J. Bruce Ismay, Managing Director of the White Star Line, undergoing examination before the investigating committee of the United States Senate. Senator William Alden Smith and Senator Francis G. Newlands of the committee reached New York the night the Carpathia arrived, and Mr. Ismay was called before the committee the next day. Later sessions were held at Washington. © 1912 American Press Association. Collier's Magazine (4 May 1912) p. 13b. GGA Image ID # 1099093db2

Senator William Alden Smith

Senator William Alden Smith, who conducted the Senatorial Inquiry into the "Titanic" Disaster in New York and Washington. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division (LC-DIG-hec-15852). GGA Image ID # 103254c02e

Representatives of the White Star Line in Washington DC for Senate Hearings

Representatives of the White Star Line in Washington DC for Senate Hearings. © Harris & Ewing. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division (LC-DIG-hec-00933). GGA Image ID # 10d67e3e1d

From left to right: unidentified man, possibly Sydney C. Neale, Washington representative of the White Star Line, P.A.S. Franklin, Chalres C. Burlingham, and Bruce Ismay, in Washington, D.C., April 1912 for the Senate Commerce Committee hearings. Identification based on illustration in book: Titanic: Destination Disaster, by John P. Eaton, Charles A. Haas, p. 107. Philip Albright Small Franklin was president and chairman of International Mercantile Marine Company from 1916 to 1936. At the time of the Titanic disaster on April 15, 1912, Franklin was in charge of the White Star Line office and terminus affairs at IMM headquarters in New York City.

J. Bruce Ismay being questioned at the Waldorf Astoria by Senate Investigating Committee 27 May 1912

J. Bruce Ismay being questioned at the Waldorf Astoria by Senate Investigating Committee 27 May 1912. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division (LC-USZ62-68079). GGA Image ID # 10d74268cc

Senators Question J. Bruce Ismay at the Waldorf Astoria 27 May 1912

Senators Question J. Bruce Ismay at the Waldorf Astoria 27 May 1912. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division (LC-USZ62-68081). GGA Image ID # 10d78d7b4c

Senate Investigating Committee Questioning Individuals at the Waldorf Astoria May 1912

Senate Investigating Committee Questioning Individuals at the Waldorf Astoria May 1912. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division (LC-USZ62-68078). GGA Image ID # 10d7fe5fb0

Harold Thomas Coffam, wireless operator on the Carpathia

Harold Thomas Coffam, wireless operator on the Carpathia being questioned by the Senate Investigating Committee. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division (LC-USZ62-68080). GGA Image ID # 10d8830888

The Senate Committee Headed by Senator Smith, Examining J. Bruce Ismay

The Senate Committee Headed by Senator Smith, Examining J. Bruce Ismay, Managing Director of the White Star Line, at the Waldorf-Astoria, New York. Mr Ismay is Seated at the Table with His Left Hand to His Chin. © Underwood & Underwood. Engineering News. Marine News (May 1912) p. 159. GGA Image ID # 10acf93e32

Cosmo Duff-Gordon at Titanic Inquiry Hearings - 1912

Cosmo Duff-Gordon at Titanic Inquiry Hearings - 1912. Public Domain Image. GGA Image ID # 10ed083bf0

The American Who Told Mr. Bruce Ismay He Could Not Return to England: Senator Smith, Chairman of the Senatorial Inquiry as to the 'Titanic.'

The American Who Told Mr. Bruce Ismay He Could Not Return to England: Senator Smith, Chairman of the Senatorial Inquiry as to the 'Titanic.' The Illustrated London News (11 May 1912) p. 683. GGA Image ID # 1063bef20d

Questioned by Senator Smith: Mr. Joseph Bruce Ismay Giving Evidence at the American Inquiry into the Titanic Disaster

Questioned by Senator Smith: Mr. Joseph Bruce Ismay Giving Evidence at the American Inquiry into the "Titanic" Disaster. The Illustrated London News (18 May 1912) p. 729. GGA Image ID # 1032087e3c

Senator W. A. Smith, Chairman of the Committee Investigating the Titanic Disaster

Senator W. A. Smith, Chairman of the Committee Investigating the Titanic Disaster, on the steps of the Senate Oflice Building on the morning of one of last week's sessions. © Clinedinst, Washington. The Independent (2 May 1912). p. 951. GGA Image ID # 10a2c3d9cb

Mr. Joseph Bruce Ismay - President of the International Mercantile Marine Company

Mr. Joseph Bruce Ismay - President of the International Mercantile Marine Company. testifying before the committee of investigation.  He declares the wreck of the Titanic has taught him a lesson. © Underwood & Underwood. The Literary Digest (4 May 1912) p. 917. GGA Image ID # 103a71ff4f

Senator William Alden Smith. Arriving at the Senate Office Building in Washington to Question the Surviving Officers and Crew of the Titanic

Senator William Alden Smith. Arriving at the Senate Office Building in Washington to Question the Surviving Officers and Crew of the Titanic. © C. V. Buck, Washington. The Literary Digest (11 May 1912) p. 976. GGA Image ID # 10868a33ae

Hon. William Alden Smith

Hon. William Alden Smith. The greatly admired and beloved senator from Michigan, who distinguished himself by his masterly services as chairman of the Senate's Titanic Committee. The National Magazine (November 1912) p. 248. GGA Image ID # 10ada1fd0a

Mr. J. Bruce Ismay Testifies at the Senate Hearings

Mr. J. Bruce Ismay Testifies at the Senate Hearings. The first session of the Committee of the United States Senate appointed to investigate the Titanic disaster. The arrow points to J. Bruce Ismay, managing director of the International Mercantile Marine, owners of the White Star Line, who was the first witness. © Underwood & Underwood. The World To-Day (May 1912) p. 2216a. GGA Image ID # 1095d9ae8d

J. Bruce Ismay Questioned by the Senate Investigating Committee.

J. Bruce Ismay, Managing Director of the White Star Line (hand to his face) Being Questioned by the Senate Investigating Committee. © Underwood & Underwood. Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic (1912) p. 128. GGA Image ID # 108d7f1f9c

 

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