On Daily Photo Stream to discover that this portrays Ida Straus, wife of Isidor Straus and co-owner of Macy's. They both perished on the Titanic on April 14, 1912 when Ida refused to leave her husband and the officer filling up the boat told Isidor that he could get into the boat with his wife, but he refused and instead sent his wife's maid, Ellen Bird, into the boat. Ida was quoted as saying "I will not be separated from my husband. As we have lived, so will we die together. Isidor and Ida were last seen on deck sitting in the deck chairs holding hands when a huge wave washed them into the sea.
They are portrayed in the 1958 film "A night to remember".
A memorial plaque can be seen on the main floor of Macy's Department store in Manhattan.
New Hork City Public School in Manhattan is named in memory of Isidor and Ida Staus.