Photo of the Week: Women, Children and Oarsmen First

The producers at BIO.com review hundreds of photos of famous figures each week, from award-winning actors and popular singers, to headliners and scandal-makers. While we're digging through these archives, we often come across amazing photos that we're...
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The producers at BIO.com review hundreds of photos of famous figures each week, from award-winning actors and popular singers, to headliners and scandal-makers. While we're digging through these archives, we often come across amazing photos that we're...

The producers at BIO.com review hundreds of photos of famous figures each week, from award-winning actors and popular singers, to headliners and scandal-makers. While we're digging through these archives, we often come across amazing photos that we're just dying to share. So, without further ado, here's the one image that stands out for us this week:

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Titanic Survivors arriving at the RMS Carpathia, April 15, 1912

As seen in this photo taken by JW Barker from the deck of the Royal Mail Ship Carpathia, the evacuation protocol aboard the sinking Titanic of "Women and children first" seems to have been followed. The Carpathia was 60 miles away from the Titanic when it received the SOS signal from the crew of the stricken ship and responded first by changing its course and going full steam ahead to render assistance, even having the ship's heating and hot water disabled in order to make as much steam available as possible for the engines. While only 710 of the original 2,227 passengers of the Titanic made it to dry land, one can't help but wonder, based on this image and on reports, why more people weren't on the lifeboats and saved.