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Dramatic Rail Accident at Gare Montparnasse, France



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Dramatic Rail Accident at Gare Montparnasse, France

At the Montparnasse terminus of the Chemin de Fer de l Ouest, the Granville train crashes through the buffers and into the street (Rue de Rennes), killing a poor woman selling newspapers (Marie-Augustine Aguilard) - Tuesday, 22nd October 1895 at 4:05 in the afternoon. The Driver was Guillaume-Marie Pellerin. Date: 1895

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Media ID 18952748

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22nd Accident Bizarre Broken Chemin Crash Drama Dramatic Fallen Fell Gare Montparnasse Smash Tuesday Weird Louest Unbelievable


30"x20" (76x51cm) Canvas Print

Experience the thrill of history with our stunning Canvas Print of "Dramatic Rail Accident at Gare Montparnasse, France" by Rights Managed from Mary Evans Prints Online. Witness the moment as the Granville train, in a heart-stopping instant, crashes through the buffers and into the bustling Rue de Rennes. This captivating image, taken at the Montparnasse terminus of the Chemin de Fer de l Ouest, offers a unique blend of history and drama, bringing a piece of the past into your home or office. Our high-quality canvas prints are meticulously crafted to bring out the rich colors and intricate details of this iconic photograph. Elevate your space with this captivating work of art that tells a story of a pivotal moment in history.

Delivered stretched and ready to hang our premium quality canvas prints are made from a polyester/cotton blend canvas and stretched over a 1.25" (32mm) kiln dried knot free wood stretcher bar. Packaged in a plastic bag and secured to a cardboard insert for safe transit.

Canvas Prints add colour, depth and texture to any space. Professionally Stretched Canvas over a hidden Wooden Box Frame and Ready to Hang

Estimated Product Size is 50.8cm x 76.2cm (20" x 30")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This striking photograph captures the aftermath of a tragic rail accident that occurred at Gare Montparnasse in Paris, France, on Tuesday, October 22, 1895, at 4:05 in the afternoon. The image shows the Granville train of the Chemin de Fer de l'Ouest crashing through the buffers and plunging into Rue de Rennes, a busy street outside the station. The train, driven by Guillaume-Marie Pellerin, had veered off the tracks and smashed into the wall, causing an unbelievable scene of destruction and chaos. The photograph is a chilling reminder of the human cost of this odd and bizarre incident. A poor woman, identified as Marie-Augustine Aguilard, was selling newspapers on the street when she was tragically killed by the falling debris. The image shows her body lying in the street, surrounded by the wreckage of the train and the debris of the shattered wall. The cause of the accident is still a subject of debate among historians, but it is believed that the train may have been traveling too fast or that there may have been a mechanical failure. Regardless of the cause, the events of that day remain a tragic and unforgettable moment in the history of rail transportation. This photograph, with its dramatic and haunting image of the aftermath of the accident, is a poignant reminder of the human cost of progress and the unexpected and uncontrollable forces that can disrupt our daily lives. It is a powerful and thought-provoking image that continues to captivate and intrigue viewers more than a century after it was taken.

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