Almost 100 years after the sinking of the Titanic, new photos and letters are surfacing from the night the ship sank in the Atlantic, claiming 1,517 lives.

Some of the incredible new photos were taken from the Carpathia, the first ship that arrived at the disaster scene and picked up survivors on the morning of April 15, 1912.

As well as the photos there are letters from John and Nelle Snyder, a honeymooning couple who were among the first to escape onto lifeboats.

Until now, the precious items have remained within the Snyder family.