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Awful wreck of the STEAM PACKET HOME: on her passage from New York to Charleston
Ship, HOME, lying on its side in a stormy sea. Row boats of people in water to left. Remainder of title: " by which melancholy occurrence ninety-five persons perished." From the Inventory Listing of Sidney A. Alpert "Awful Wreck Steam Packet Home Und - S "
Currier & Ives frequently illustrated America's growing interest in technology and transportation. Unfortunately, steamboats were often dangerous and Currier & Ives did a brisk business with the approximately 50 steamboat disaster prints the firm marketed.
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