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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


16"x24" (61x41cm) Metal Print

Experience the thrill of history with our stunning Metal Prints from the Media Storehouse collection. This captivating image, "Dramatic Rail Accident at Gare Montparnasse, France," showcases the moment of chaos as the Granville train smashes through the buffers and into Rue de Rennes at the Montparnasse terminus of the Chemin de Fer de l'Ouest. Meticulously sourced from Mary Evans Prints Online, this rights-managed photograph transports you back in time. Our high-quality Metal Prints are not just a decorative addition to your space, they're a conversation starter and a testament to history. Order yours today and bring this dramatic moment into your home or office.

Made with durable metal and luxurious printing techniques, our metal photo prints go beyond traditional canvases, adding a cool, modern touch to your space. Wall mount on back. Eco-friendly 100% post-consumer recycled ChromaLuxe aluminum surface. The thickness of the print is 0.045". Featuring a Scratch-resistant surface and Rounded corners. Backing hangers are attached to the back of the print and float the print 1/2-inch off the wall when hung, the choice of hanger may vary depending on size and International orders will come with Float Mount hangers only. Finished with a brilliant white high gloss surface for unsurpassed detail and vibrance. Printed using Dye-Sublimation and for best care we recommend a non-ammonia glass cleaner, water, or isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to prevent harming the print surface. We recommend using a clean, lint-free cloth to wipe off the print. The ultra-hard surface is scratch-resistant, waterproof and weatherproof. Avoid direct sunlight exposure.

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Estimated Product Size is 41.2cm x 61.5cm (16.2" x 24.2")

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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