1873 Currier + Ives Hand-Colored Action Print: THE WRECK OF THE ATLANTIC

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1873 Currier + Ives Hand-Colored Action Print: THE WRECK OF THE ATLANTIC
1873 Currier & Ives: “THE WRECK OF THE ATLANTIC”
1873-Dated, Currier & Ives Hand-Colored Print titled, THE WRECK OF THE “ATLANTIC”, Fine.
Original Hand-Colored Print, "PUBLISHED BY CURRIER & IVES 125 NASSAU ST. NEW YORK. Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1873, by Currier & Ives, in the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington." Black outline border around the image, printed on a wove paper sheet measuring 11.5 x 15". Lithograph show mild signs of age, scattered tone spots, bottom corner tips have removable cello adhered from a prior mounting and display. The splendid Steamship “ATLANTIC” of the White Star Line, on her voyage from Liverpool and Queenstown to New York, April 1st 1873, bore away for Halifax, being short of Coal. While cruising under a full head of steam she struck upon Golden Rule Rock, near Mars Island, on the Coast of Nova Scotia. The “ATLANTIC” heeled over and sunk in less than fifteen minutes afterwards, by which awful disaster 562 lives were lost. The “Atlantic” was 437 ft. long, 40 ft breadth of beam, depth of hold 33 ft. Tonnage 3,723. Commanded by Capt. J. A. Williams, and had on board at the time of the disaster 952 Persons." A scarce, quite remarkable action image showing the heroic attempts at both survival and rescue of the distressed ship and her passengers.