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1876 - Hell Gate Destroyed - The Explosion - Antique Print

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Item number: PRN015
Genuine Antique Print

1876

Maker: Harper's Weekly.

Antique black and white print published in Harper's Weekly on October 14, 1876. Shows the explosion of rocks of Hell Gate, a narrow tidal strait in the East River in New York City. On September 24, 1876, the US Armpy Corps of Engineers used 50,000 pounds (23,000 kg) of explosives to blast the dangerous rocks, which was followed by further blasting work. Can be hand colored by our professional colorist for an additional charge. Text on back is slightly visible through the page. Overall good to very good antique condition with some toning, minor stains, edge wear, and slight creases in the paper. Archivally repaired tear on lower left corner. Should look good if framed. Page dimensions are approx. 6.5 x 11 inches. Note: any "rainbows" or strange patterns in the image are called moire pattern- caused by taking a digital photo or scan of the many parallel lines in the print- these are not in the print and we can try to take more photos if you are concerned.

Item Number: PRN015