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The Hartford Hotel Disaster.


  • PUBLISHER: Published in Harpers Weekly.

  • MEDIUM: Wood engraving,

    DATE: 1889.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 9 x 8 3/4" (22.8 x 22.2 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: A 19th-century perspective of The Hartford Hotel Disaster, captured as a wood engraving and hand colored to highlight the details. From a photograph by F.L. Hale Manchester. In the pre-dawn hours of February 18th, 1889, The Park Central Hotel in Hartford was ripped apart by a steam boiler explosion. The hotel was at full occupancy. Twenty-two people lost their lives, and many more were severely injured.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: The piece is in a mat for handling.

  • CONDITION: Good condition and color.


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