C1870

View from Thomas's Store.

Rare colonial lithograph of the 1870 flood at Ipswich seen when the river was at its heighest. From: The Illustrated Sydney News Ipswich: “The flood of 1864 was fully five feet higher than the present one which reached its greatest … Read Full Description

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S/N: ISN-QC-700511396B–216910
(C038)
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Full Title:

View from Thomas’s Store.

Date:

C1870

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph

Image Size: 

155mm 
x 55mm
AUTHENTICITY
View from Thomas's Store. - Antique Print from 1870

Genuine antique
dated:

1870

Description:

Rare colonial lithograph of the 1870 flood at Ipswich seen when the river was at its heighest. From: The Illustrated Sydney News Ipswich: “The flood of 1864 was fully five feet higher than the present one which reached its greatest altitude during Wednesday night.” 14/3/1870 Incessant rain river again rose considerably. 9/4/1870 On the 15th the Bremer rose at Ipswich until the water was 2 feet above the wharves. On the 16th the Bremer was 20 feet above the ordinary level and still rising only the roofs of the wharf sheds visible. On the 18th rain ceased the Brisbane River was swollen considerably.

From the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News.

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