Saturday, June 13, 2009
Lucile in 1919, photographed
by Arnold Genthe
Lucy Duff Gordon was a survivor, with her husband and secretary, of the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912. She is still referred to as the losing party in the precedent-setting 1917 contract law case of Wood v. Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon, in which Judge Benjamin N. Cardozo decided against her in favor of her advertising agent.
Read Lady Duff Gordon's eyewitness account of the sinking of the Titanic, free from Mount Royal College, Alberta.