The iceberg blamed for the destiny of Titanic

By Curious

Auctioneers have found an original photo of the giant iceberg that is blamed for the destiny of Titanic nearly 100 years ago.
The photo was taken just hours after the liner went down by a passenger aboard the RMS Carpathia, a Cunard Lines transatlantic liner made famous after rescuing over 700 survivors from their lifeboats.
RR Auctions explains the photo:
Original unsigned vintage 1-st generation photograph of the Titanic ruin site, 5.25 x 3.5, taken aboard the Carpathia on the morning of April 16, 1912. Photo shows the frozen north block Atlantic, with 2 icebergs off in the distance, and visible in the upper right corner, the hull of a lifeboat, with a hauling rope passing diagonally through the image. Given the position of the rope, this lifeboat likely belonged to the Titanic, as the Carpathia delivered the Titanic’s lifeboats to New York. The photograph was taken by Mabel Fenwick, a newlywed passenger on the Carpathia. She took numerous photos that day, and provided this one to John Snyder, whom she befriended on the boat.
Now, whether or not the frozen block is the actual iceberg responsible for sinking the unsinkable ship can be debated, but how many massive icebergs were in the immediate vicinity of the scene and large enough to do the duty? Judging from the photograph, not many.
The photo, along with other Titanic memorabilia, is going to be auctioned off on April 19th as part of RR Auction’s 100-Year Anniversary Titanic auction. Bidding for the photo starts at $300.