The sinking of the S.S. Central America off the North Carolina

Description

Illustration from the cover of Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper depicting the sinking of the S.S. Central America off the North Carolina coast during a storm in 1857. More than 400 people lost their lives and a significant quantity of gold from the California gold fields was lost in the sinking. From Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, October 3, 1857.

Source and Copyright

Medium Illustration
Source Library of Congress
Copyright Public Domain
Disclaimer Courtesy of the Library of Congress