A rare image of the aftermath of the sinking of the Titanic has surfaced. It’s being auctioned on October 19th by Henry Aldridge and Son in England. It’s being speculated that It could go for as much as $8,000 dollars. The photo displays the horrific scene of recovered bodies in sacks stacked 3 high. The rescue ship the CS Mackay Bennett recovered 306 bodies and of them 166 were buried at sea. The photograph shows the bodies being hoisted back into the icy Atlantic with a priest presiding over the burials.

Until now, no images existed of the event. The photo was discovered after the death of one of the crew members of the CS Mackay Bennett. A family member brought the belongings to an auction house and the photo was discovered.

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