Titanic First Class Passenger Isidor Straus Watch FOB Locket to be on exclusive display, valued at $250,000, at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN.

Great-Great Grandson to present this amazing
Artifact to the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge
Public has not seen this Watch Fob* Locket since 1912.

Privately held, one of Titanic’s most important and emotionally charged artifacts ever recovered is the watch fob locket belonging to famed New York merchandizer and co-owner of Macy’s Department Store, Isidor Straus. His story is one of legend, and we’re excited to tell it while in the presence of his most personal possession, says Mary Kellogg Joslyn, COO/Co-owner of the Titanic Museum Attractions in Pigeon Forge, TN and Branson, MO.

“The locket was found tucked in the marketing mogul’s vest pocket when he was pulled, lifeless, from the sea. It has remained in the possession of Straus family descendants ever since, never to be seen by the public until now,” explains Kellogg-Joslyn.

“To me, this beautiful Titanic artifact is important because it was witness to one of maritime history’s greatest disasters and one of its greatest love stories, as well. Isidor and his beloved wife, Ida, were inseparable in life and in death. When she was given the chance to board a lifeboat and save herself, she refused to go without Isidor, saying, “We have lived together for many years. Where you go, I go.”

The Titanic Museum’s curator, Paul Burns, was told of the locket’s existence more than 20 years ago by Joan Adler, executive director of the Straus Historical Society. He has worked tirelessly since then to bring it out of obscurity and into the view of thousands of Titanic Museum followers,” says Kellogg-Joslyn.

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