About This Image

This is one of several versions of the spectacular train wreck at the Paris Montparnasse station, which had an engine crash through from the second floor and fall to the first floor in October 22, 1895. This photo is mounted with another smaller version and give full details on the paper (and even the negative) the print was made from and the sizes that were available from the photographer. It was obviously used by the photographer to sell prints of this image. His stamp appears in red ink. For variants, see: Frizot, Histoire de Voir:Le Medium des Temps Modernes (1880-1939), pp.52-53 (close variant); Histoire de la Photographie Francaise des Origines a 1920, n.p; Deedes-Vincke, Paris, the City and Its Photographers, p.62. This wreck was one of the most recognizable images from the turn of the century.

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Accident a la Gare Montparnasse
H. Mackenstein Accident a la Gare Montparnasse

Price $6,500

Main Image
Description

Ref.# 357

Medium Van Dyke Silver print

Mount on original mount

Photo Date 1895  Print Date 1895

Dimensions 8-5/8 x 6-5/8 in. (219 x 168 mm)

Photo Country France

Photographer Country Germany

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Company
Contemporary Works / Vintage Works, Ltd.

 

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