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France, Paris, October 22, 1895
Printing-out paper. 115x86 mm. Mounted on board 130x92 mm. Marked in red ink on board under the image: "22 Octobre 1895 - Mardi - Mier.(?) Pellerin tr. 56.". The photograph captures a train accident at the Montparnasse station in Paris on October 22, 1895. The train from Granville to Paris overran the buffer stop, crashed through the wall of the railway station hall and the locomotive fell on the street. Several people were injured and one woman died. The locomotive was driven by Guillaume-Marie Pellerin. Condition A.

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