1915 Eastland Disaster in the Chicago River, Original Photograph For Sale
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1915 Eastland Disaster in the Chicago River, Original Photograph

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On the morning of Saturday, July 24, 1915, while rain fell, thousands gathered by the Chicago River for Western Electric's 5th annual employee picnic. The S.S. Eastland, commonly referred to as the "Speed Queen of the Great Lakes," was part of five excursion boats to take Western Electric employees and friends to Michigan City, for a day of fun. While still docked at the Clark Street Bridge, she never left the Chicago River. Tragedy hit as the ship rolled over at the wharf's edge. 2,500 passengers and crew were on board and 844 people lost their lives. Please note water stain at the top of the matting. The photograph is unblemished.  

Details

  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1915
  • Period
    1910-1919
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Please note, the photograph is in very nice condition, but the matt couls use replacing.
  • Dimensions
    H 12.5 in. x W 14.38 in. x D .75 in.H 31.75 cm x W 36.53 cm x D 1.91 cm
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller Reference Number
    CRJB319
  • Reference Number
    LU82439213741
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