Among the 2,222 ill-fated passengers and crew on board the Titanic were folks of varied backgrounds, socioeconomic statuses, and professions.
(Fun fact — the survivors of the Titanic were first housed in New York City’s Jane Street Hotel, which served as the original Off-Broadway home of John Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch 86 years later. Coincidence? Yes absolutely.)
And historians have just made an incredible discovery about the “Unsinkable Ship” — according to recently unearthed footage, one passenger was perhaps the very first Instagram influencer.
It’s shocking, we know.
That’s the premise behind a new video from Max Emerson. We’ll have to rewatch James Cameron’s film to see if we can spot him in the background taking selfies.