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Poster Print : Dramatic Rail Accident at Gare Montparnasse, France

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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20x30 inch Poster Print

Introducing the Dramatic Rail Accident at Gare Montparnasse, France, a captivating addition to the Media Storehouse range of poster prints. This thrilling historical image, sourced from Mary Evans Prints Online, takes you back to 1895 as the Granville train smashes through the buffers and plunges into Rue de Rennes at the Montparnasse terminus of the Chemin de Fer de l'Ouest. Witness the raw power and chaos of this iconic railroad accident. Each print showcases the intricate details and vivid colors of this captivating moment in history. Bring the excitement of the past into your home or office with this evocative and mesmerizing poster print from Media Storehouse.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes. Printed on 150 gsm Matte Paper for a natural feel and supplied rolled in a tube. Great for framing and should last many years. To clean wipe with a microfiber, non-abrasive cloth or napkin. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes (A0, A1, A2, A3 etc). Whilst poster paper is sometimes thinner and less durable than our other paper types, they are still ok for framing and should last many years. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Estimated Product Size is 51.4cm x 76.8cm (20.2" x 30.2")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) or 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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