Photographic copy of lithograph,"The Sinking of the Steamship Ville du Havre" (1873)
Illustration depicts the immediate aftermath of the accident at sea in the shipwreck of the French luxury steamship Ville du Havre and the British iron ship Loch Earn in the mid-Atlantic ocean.
Published by Currier & Ives, 1873. Photographic copy from the American Colony in Jerusalem.
New York City from 1835 to 1907 headed first by Nathaniel Currier, and later jointly with his partner James Merritt Ives. The prolific firm produced prints from paintings by fine artists as black and white lithographs that were hand-colored. The firm called itself "the Grand Central Depot for Cheap and Popular Prints" and advertised its lithographs as "colored engravings for the people". The firm adopted the name "Currier and Ives" in 1857.