1902 Print St. Pierre Martinique France Mount Pelee Volcano Eruption EM2

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This is an original 1902 halftone print of the before and after pictures on the shore of St. Pierre Harbor in Martinique, France.

It is said that after this 1902 volcano eruption, the entire city of St. Pierre was completely demolished, leaving only a few survivors, which included a prisoner who was in a dungeon type jail cell, a man who lived on the edge of the town that escaped with severe burns and a little girl who fled on boat to a nearby cave. The girl was later found injured and unconscious a few miles down from the island.

CONDITION

This 109+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. Light water stain - right margin. Please note that there is print on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6 x 9 inches; 15 x 23 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Volcanology, Geology, Stratovolcanoes, Mother Nature, Natural Disasters

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