Musical Toy That Comforted Children on a Sinking Titanic Brought Back to Life

Yes, it’s a toy pig, but it’s a very special one.

American fashion journalist Edith Rosenbaum was 32 when she boarded the Titantic on its maiden voyage. With her was a musical toy.  When the ship started going down, she used the pig to calm some children.

The pig made it through the ordeal but the mechanism inside was ruined.  But using some modern technology, it was brought back to life.  This tune hasn’t been heard for 101 years. Eerie.

More on the story at The Daily Mail.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Musical Toy That Comforted Children on a Sinking Titanic Brought Back to Life

  • September 25, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Wow, this is incredible. I can't believe they got it to work again. I am having my niece and nephews come stay with me for a few weeks so I have been looking at toys for them to play with and activities for us to do. I know that my sister is sending them with their favorite fake hospital supplies and cooking supplies but I am looking for something to calm them down when it comes to bedtime especially the little guy! I wish they still sold this. Thanks for sharing!


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