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Title: "Burning the Wrecks to Avoid Danger to Other Vessels"

Accession Number: 1947.545
Type: lithograph
Maker: Currier & Ives; Bradford, William
Place: Arctic
Date: Circa 1873
Description: Color lithograph, printed bottom center "AMERICAN WHALERS CRUSHED IN THE ICE./ "BURNING THE WRECKS TO AVOID DANGER TO OTHER VESSELS" " and lower left "PUBLISHED BY CURRIER & IVES" and lower right "125 NASSAU ST. NEW YORK". Brittle and edges torn. Ref: "Currier & Ives Printmakers to the American People", Vol. 2, by Harry T. Peters, Doubleday, Doran Co., Inc., Garden City, New York, 1931, no. 306. Attributed to William Bradford. C&I at above address 1872-1874.

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