TITANIC ARTIFACT: POSTCARD DEPICTING THE LEE MONUMENT IN NEW ORLEANS
The postcard is postmarked February 11, 1911, New Orleans, LA, and depicts Lee Monument, New Orleans, which was built in 1884 by the City Council to honor Robert E. Lee.
This postcard was recovered in the belongings of Howard Irwin on an expedition to the wreck site of Titanic in 1993. The inscription of the back reads, “Howard – We are here because we’re here. But I wish to God we were in New York. –A”