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Titanic talk features relics from Emory collector
By Leslie King | Emory Report | April 12, 2012
This month marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.
For this special milestone, Emory Barnes & Noble bookstore presents an audiovisual lecture by M. Lamar Jones on Tuesday, April 17 at 4 p.m.
Jones, who is technical coordinator in the department of pathology at Emory University Hospital, will give a talk and presentation about the ship, its fate and its legacy. He has studied this phenomenon for years and will explore lesser-known aspects of the event.
"The sinking of the Titanic set the stage for emigration, the industry revolution and a better life in America," Jones says.
Jones will bring some relics from his own collection, including a:
• Paper napkin. Jones describes this as "a rare item that was made and given to the families of the passengers on the Titanic after it sank . . . with the printed the story of the Titanic."
• Water faucet. "This was initially installed on the Titanic but later found defective," he says, and removed.
• Floor tile. Extra pieces were left over and stored away at Harland and Wolff Shipyards.
For more information about this free event, contact Lang Thompson at 404-727-6219.