• Collection ID DN-0064994
  • Creator Names Chicago Daily News, Inc., photographer.
  • Title [Eastland disaster, interior of floating morgue, two men handling a coffin lid] [graphic].
  • Dates [ca. 1915 July 24]
  • Physical description 1 negative : b&w, glass ; 4 x 5 in.
  • Access and usage restrictions Restriction: Original negatives are fragile and not available to researchers. Please consult the on-line image instead.
  • Collection summary Image of the interior of the floating morgue for the victims of the Eastland disaster at the Wells Street bridge in the Chicago River in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois. Two men are handling the lid of a coffin, one of many lying in a row across from another row of coffins. The morgue is a tent structure, with what appears to be an earthen floor.
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  • Subjects
    • Eastland disaster, Chicago, Ill., July 24, 1915
    • Coffins Illinois Chicago 1910-1919. lctgm
    • Tents Illinois Chicago 1910-1919. lctgm
    • Morgues & mortuaries Illinois Chicago 1910-1919. lctgm
  • Geographic coverage Chicago (Ill.) 1910-1919.
  • Genre
    • Interior views. aat
    • Dry plate negatives. gmgpc
    • Gelatin dry plate negatives. aat
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.
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