Eliza Gladys “Millvina” Dean was a British civil servant, cartographer, and the last survivor of the sinking of the RMS Titanic on 15 April 1912. At two months old, she was also the youngest passenger aboard.
Born: 2 February 1912, Died 31 May 2009
This picture has a less common subject, it is an iceberg photographed shortly after the sinking in the same area.
Millvina’s family decided to emigrate to Wichita, Kansas, to find work. The Dean family boarded the Titanic at Southampton, England as third-class passengers after a coal strike caused them to be transferred from their original ship.
On the night of April 14th, her father felt the collision and sent her mother and the children up to the deck. They were placed in Lifeboat 10 and were among the first third-class passengers to escape the sinking ship. They arrived safely in New York four days later. Her father died on the Titanic and his body was never recovered.
Millvina became very active in Titanic commemoration events. She attended several conventions and exhibits throughout the United States and Canada, as well as gave many radio and television interviews and appeared in documentaries. She officially became the final remaining Titanic survivor after Barbara West Dainton, the second to last survivor who died in 2007 at the age of 96.
This item is in excellent condition as it has been kept in a plastic sleeve its entire life along with the COA