April 5, 2012
How big would the Titanic look standing up at 16th Street and Arapahoe Street in the heart of Denver? This big.
This photo composite from April 16, 1912, was the infographic of its time. It ran in The Denver Post along with the first real news of the Titanic’s sinking. An afternoon paper at that time, The Post had only a few cables’ worth of information to run on the 15th, and most of that information turned out to be misleading or flat-out wrong, which was the subject of the top story on April 20, 1912.
The April 16, 1912 paper led with 5 decks of headlines:
1,300 PERISH WHEN TITANIC SINKS; 866 KNOWN TO BE RESCUED
WIVES DRAGGED FROM HUSBANDS TO SAFETY
Scantily-Clad Women and Children Floating in Open Boats in Sea of Ice Watch Ship Go Down With Loved Ones and Friends Aboard.
BRAVERY OF THOSE FACING CERTAIN DEATH MAKES CHAPTER IN HISTORY
Wireless From Carpathia Says Ship Will Arrive in New York Thursday With Those Safe—List Is Confusing

How big would the Titanic look standing up at 16th Street and Arapahoe Street in the heart of Denver? This big.

This photo composite from April 16, 1912, was the infographic of its time. It ran in The Denver Post along with the first real news of the Titanic’s sinking. An afternoon paper at that time, The Post had only a few cables’ worth of information to run on the 15th, and most of that information turned out to be misleading or flat-out wrong, which was the subject of the top story on April 20, 1912.

The April 16, 1912 paper led with 5 decks of headlines:

1,300 PERISH WHEN TITANIC SINKS; 866 KNOWN TO BE RESCUED

WIVES DRAGGED FROM HUSBANDS TO SAFETY

Scantily-Clad Women and Children Floating in Open Boats in Sea of Ice Watch Ship Go Down With Loved Ones and Friends Aboard.

BRAVERY OF THOSE FACING CERTAIN DEATH MAKES CHAPTER IN HISTORY

Wireless From Carpathia Says Ship Will Arrive in New York Thursday With Those Safe—List Is Confusing

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    The poor little Daniels & Fisher tower is so tiny next to the enormity of Titanic!
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