Awful Conflagration of the Steam Boat LEXINGTON In Long Island Sound

Title

Awful Conflagration of the Steam Boat LEXINGTON In Long Island Sound

Description

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, which exploded on the Long Ilsand Sound on the night of 13 January 1840. Only 4 of 150 people aboard the ship survived. The Lexington was one of the most widely publicized of the many steamboat disasters of the antebellum era.

Creator

W. K. Hewitt (artist) and Nathaniel Currier (lithographer)

Source

Wikipedia Commons

Date

1840

Contributor

Cynthia A. Kierner

Format

Lithograph

Type

Still image

Coverage

1800-1899

Files

1840 currier lexington.jpeg

Citation

W. K. Hewitt (artist) and Nathaniel Currier (lithographer), “Awful Conflagration of the Steam Boat LEXINGTON In Long Island Sound,” Disaster History Archive, accessed November 20, 2019, http://disasterhistoryarchive.cynthiakierner.org/items/show/2.

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