I'm too lazy to sign up for a newser account. I don't see how any expert could confirm anything about the violin other than it was (a) at least 100 years old and (b) salt-stained.
Now if the band actually stopped playing well in advance of the sinking (as alleged by one of the posters), I find it more likely that the violin was genuine. I can't see anyone throwing a violin on a lifeboat as the last thing off the ship.
Hmmm....maybe it was found by the Californian or one of the other rescue ships (does a violin float?) but if so it seems there would be less doubt about its authenticity.
Also a painting of the violin player has been found.
posted on 03/16/2013 6:37:49 AM PDT
" The violin turned up 10 days after the disaster, strapped to Hartley's body in a leather valise engraved with his initials. "
You need to change your tagline like I had to...
posted on 03/16/2013 6:42:41 AM PDT
(Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
It should be brought and then played 24/7 in front of the White House.
posted on 03/16/2013 7:51:59 AM PDT
("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
posted on 03/16/2013 8:10:53 AM PDT
(This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
posted on 03/16/2013 8:37:55 AM PDT
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