Rare Titanic Photos and Letters Being Auctioned This Weekend

An archive of incredible photos and handwritten letters acquired from the descendants of Titanic survivors will be auctioned off this weekend. John and Nelle Pillsbury Snyder were returning from their honeymoon when the tragedy struck.

The husband and wife were some of the first people to board lifeboats and later rescued by the Carpathia, the first ship that arrived at the disaster scene on the morning of April 15, 1912.

The collection is due to be sold by Philip Weiss Auctions on October 22, 2011.

The current minimum bid for the collection is $36,000. Click here to see the slideshow on Yahoo News.

Top Photo: Survivors from the Titanic are pictured here in lifeboats rowing towards rescue ship the Carpathia.

Bottom Photo: A picture of John and Nellie Snyder taken April 18th 1912, the day they disembarked the Carpathia.

In other Titanic news, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the doomed maiden voyage, Paramount Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox are re-releasing James Cameron’s 1997 Oscar-winner ‘Titanic’ in 3D on April 6, 2012.

Images courtesy of Phillip Weiss Auctions)

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