Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Titanic bandmaster’s violin authenticated
A century after the most famous maritime disaster in history, the violin which belonged to Wallace Hartley, the bandmaster on the ill-fated Titanic, has been authenticated.
Auctioneer houseÂ Henry Aldridge & Sons has spent the last seven years, not to mention enormous amounts of money, determining the origin of the water-stained instrument.
When the violin was first brought to the auction house, all were skeptical. Â Documents have since been located which show that Mr. Hartley was found withÂ the violin strapped to himself in a large leather valise. Â The instrument was given to his fiancee and eventually wound up with the Salvation Army, then a violin teacher, before being brought to Henry Aldridge & Sons.
It is to be put on display less than a mile from where the Titanic was built.