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Only in Print: Titanic Exhibit Enlivens Stories of 1,500 Lost, Including a Heroic Priest

A scaled-down model of the ocean liner Titanic is just one of hundreds of features in “Titanic, The Exhibition,” which continues through mid-December, 6th Avenue and 14th Street in Manhattan. (Photo: Bill Miller)

GREENWICH VILLAGE — At the conclusion of the newly-opened “Titanic, The Exhibition,” interactive experience in Manhattan are four large panels bearing the names of the estimated 1,500 passengers and crew lost in the sinking of the historic, ill-fated ocean liner. 

Stories pulled from the obscurity of 110 years past are on display. A few of those lost souls were prominent in the history of New York City, such as business magnate John Jacob Astor IV and Isidor Straus, co-owner of Macy’s department store, who were among the passengers in first-class accommodations … 

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