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Titanic violin sells at auction
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - It may be one of the most-famous violins in history. The instrument played by one of the musicians on board the ill-fated Titanic sold for $1.7 million at auction this weekend.
The violin belonged to Wallace Hartley, the band leader.
Unlike many other titanic artifacts, the violin didn't fall to the ocean floor.
Historians believe it was strapped to Hartley's body when it was pulled from the water, days after the titanic sank.