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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


14"x18" Premium Frame

Contemporary style Premium Wooden Frame with 8"x12" Print. Complete with 2" White Mat and 1.25" thick MDF frame. Printed on 260 gsm premium paper. Glazed with shatter proof UV coated acrylic glass. Backing is paper covered backing with rubber bumpers. Supplied ready to hang with a pre-installed sawtooth/wire hanger. Care Instructions: Spot clean with a damp cloth. Securely packaged in a clear plastic bag and envelope in a reinforced cardboard shipper

FSC Real Wood Frame and Double Mounted with White Conservation Mountboard - Professionally Made and Ready to Hang

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 20.3cm x 30.4cm (8" x 12")

Estimated Product Size is 35.6cm x 45.8cm (14" x 18")

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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