Survivors of the Titanic: Edith Rosenbaum Russell and Her Mechanical Pig

When fashion journalist Edith Rosenbaum Russell boarded the RMS Titanic on April 10, 1912, she carried with her something peculiar. A wind-up musical toy pig. No bigger than a football, made of papier-mâché and covered in black-and-white hair—a token of good luck from her mother. 

Edith didn’t know it at the time, but that pig would end up saving her life, a story we told in the April/May 2016 issue of Mysterious Ways magazine.

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Click through the photos to learn more about Edith’s incredible life and her lucky toy pig.—Diana Aydin