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David McGreevy's Blog – October 2017 Archive (1)

Question:Brunel, Robert Howlett, and the Great Eastern Explosion.

I have acquired a half stereo view, from the series "The Great Eastern in the Stereoscope", showing a scene onboard the great ship, after "The Explosion".  One of the funnels is clearly broken in half, and a gent in top hat is observing.

I assumed that this must be Brunel himself, viewing the destruction.

I also assumed that this was one of Robert Howlett's…

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Added by David McGreevy on October 11, 2017 at 23:30 — 2 Comments

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