Le Petit Journal (1893) – Catastrophe de Santander

Le Petit Journal, 25 November 1893 (Illustrated supplement)

On 3 November 1893, two explosions went off on board a ship named Cabo Machichaco in the port of Santander.
60 buildings were completely destroyed and 86 damaged; debris was flung as far as 6km away; 600 people died and 2,000 were injured. Le Petit Journal recorded the event in it’s supplement dated Saturday 25 November 1893.
The back cover of the Journal has a full page illustration of the divers recovering bodies from the seabed.
A fuller story of the tragedy can be found here: https://pamelacahill.com/2015/11/05/santander-machichaco-tragedy-1893/

315 mm x 457 mm (12.25 in x 18 in)
Due to its large size, this will be posted rolled in a postal tube.


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Additional information

Weight .5 kg
Dimensions 35 × 8 × 8 cm