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Awful wreck of the STEAM PACKET HOME: on her passage from New York to Charleston

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.

Date: Undated

Artists: Nathaniel Currier
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 16 3/4 x 12 1/2 inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-437
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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