The Titanic sank during its maiden voyage in 1912, on its way to New York. The tragedy claimed the lives of a number of prominent New Yorkers, including John Jacob Astor IV and Benjamin Guggenheim, among its over 1,500 victims.
It’s fitting, then that the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) is displaying a deck chair that survived the tragedy in a new, eclectic show “From Teaspoons to Titanic: Recent Acquisitions,” on view until December 18.
The MCNY came by their chair through a donation from Aerin Lauder, daughter of Ronald Lauder, Nazi art restitution champion and co-founder of New York’s Neue Galerie, who is the son of cosmetics entrepreneur Estée Lauder.
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