Harrow and Wealdstone Rail Crash by George Phillips

£70.00£293.00

Harrow and Wealdstone Rail Crash by George Phillips

£70.00£293.00

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The Reverand John Richards stands in the mangled wreckage of three trains. The overnight express from Perth, a local commuter train, and an express train heading from Euston to Liverpool.

Around 1000 people were aboard the three trains and 112 people died in the crash and 340 were injured. It is the worst peacetime rail crash in the UK.

The picture won ‘Britannica’ news Picture of the Year for 1952 and appeared on the front pages of newspapers around the world. There is something about the picture of the priest surrounded by the destruction that makes us realise how loose our grip on life can be. At 0819 people were sitting on the train considering their day ahead and within minutes over a hundred people’s lives had ended. 8th October 1952.

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The printing:

C-type prints are notable for their continuous tone and vibrant colours. The first widely used colour print process, modern c-type prints are printed from high resolution digital files produced from drum-scanned negatives or transparencies.

C-type prints use dye-based photographic papers and should not be confused with inkjet, or giclée prints. Read more about C-type printing HERE.

The paper:

Fujicolor Crystal Archive Digitalpaper Type DP II is a silver halide color paper with a thicker base and high stiffness, designed exclusively for digital printing. When used on medium-or large-scale digital printer systems or the Fujifilm Frontier minilabs, this paper yields high-image-quality digital prints that make it suitable for such professional uses as portrait or commercial photography.

It has the highest level of image stability, so it is ideal for display purposes. Read more about our papers HERE.

The frames:

Add depth to your wall art with our frames. A deep, wooden frame, the profile includes a subtle texture effect.

This deep wooden 34mm x 20mm frame featuring a 30mm rebate for added depth,  gives our prints the perfect setting to display your chosen print. We have kept it simple and elegant only offering a charcoal black wooden finnish for your walls.

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BrandFleet Street’s Finest
Dimensions8 x 10″ to 40 x 60″ (plus frame and mount)
Made in the UKYES
Material Wood, Perspex
ProcessA Lambda C-type print
OrientationLandscape

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Description

The Reverand John Richards stands in the mangled wreckage of three trains. The overnight express from Perth, a local commuter train, and an express train heading from Euston to Liverpool.

Around 1000 people were aboard the three trains and 112 people died in the crash and 340 were injured. It is the worst peacetime rail crash in the UK.

The picture won ‘Britannica’ news Picture of the Year for 1952 and appeared on the front pages of newspapers around the world. There is something about the picture of the priest surrounded by the destruction that makes us realise how loose our grip on life can be. At 0819 people were sitting on the train considering their day ahead and within minutes over a hundred people’s lives had ended. 8th October 1952.  see also this photo by George Phillips

Kiss Me Hardy by George Phillips

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