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Galveston's awful calamity - Gulf tidal wave, September 8th 1900

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Galveston's awful calamity - Gulf tidal wave, September 8th 1900

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Print shows the destruction caused by a hurricane and tidal wave to Galveston, Texas, wreckage to buildings, survivors, and the bodies of victims; also shows vignettes at the corners and across the bottom: Drays employed carrying the bodies to barges for burial in the Gulf (top left), 2650 dead bodies burried [sic] in the Gulf (top right), Bodies incinerated in lieu of burial (bottom right), Shooting ghouls, found despoiling the dead (bottom left), and at center, View of ruins, Avenue "L" west, Ruins of Sacred Heart Church, cor 13' & Broadway, and First Baptist Church ruins, cor. 22' & Winnie st's.
Gift; Julian C. Gonzalez; (DLC/PP-1977:199).

Copyrighted 1900 by Kurz & Allison, 267-269 Wabash Ave., Chicago.

Kurz and Allison was a prominent American lithographic firm that operated from 1885 to 1893. The firm specialised in producing large prints of historical events, particularly Civil War battles. The company was founded by Louis Kurz and Alexander Allison, both of whom had extensive experience in the printing industry. Their prints were very popular in the late 19th century, and many are now considered valuable collectors' items. The company went out of business in 1893 due to financial difficulties, but its legacy lives on through the many prints it produced.

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01/01/1900
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Kurz & Allison.
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Galveston (Tex.)29.30139, -94.79778
Google Map of 29.30138888888889, -94.79777777777778
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Library of Congress
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