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Wednesday
Mar092011

Own a piece of history

Someone is selling a souvenir of the 1896 Atlantic City rail crash ebay. I can't believe that some made these in 1896 after the horrible tragedy. I lost family in that crash!

 

This lot consists of a souvenir of the fatal 1896 Atlantic City rail crash. It is a straightedge made from part of one of the wrecked engines. Hand painted on one side is “From Engine 1019 Wrecked at Atlantic City Meadow – July 30. 1896. The reverse side has the number “1019” embossed and painted dark gold. There are no numbers or measuring markings on this straightedge.

Made of walnut, measures approx. 1 ¾” wide x 24” long x 3/16” thick at the widest point, beveled long edges; ends are chip-carved. In good clean complete condition with some aging, handling, wear. Painted words are clear and readable with some aging and wear.

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/1896-Souvenir-Made-Fatal-Atlantic-City-Train-Wreck-/160553133756?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2561b666bc

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