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

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

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.”

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.

Object Creator
Currier, Nathaniel (American, 1813-1888)
Object Creation Date
Hand-colored lithograph
16 3/4 x 12 1/2 inches
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
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