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The Panic of 1857 Began


The Central America engulfed in the ocean

The Central America sinks to the bottom of the ocean

CREDIT: “The Central America engulphed in the ocean, about eight the ship began to settle rapidly, when she momentarily righted and went down stern foremost,” 1857. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Reproduction Number LC-USZ62-92065.

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