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Currier Mexico 1837.jpg
This lithograph portrays the wreck of the Mexico, in which 115 people died off the coast of Long Island in January 1837. There were only eight survivors. The Mexico had left Liverpool in October and was within sight of the shore when it succumded to…

1840 currier lexington.jpeg
On his own and later in partnership with James Merritt Ives, Nathaniel Currier published at least 200 lithographs of steamboats, more than one-fourth of which portrayed explosions or collisions, the earliest of which was this print of the Lexington,…
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