• Collection ID 1999.0061
  • Title Eastland disaster photograph collection [graphic].
  • Dates 1915 July 24-Aug.
  • Physical description 27 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
  • Collection summary Contact prints of Eastland ship disaster, which occurred 24 July, 1915, when the whale-back steamer taking Western Electric plant workers and their families for a cruise on Lake Michigan overturned in the Chicago River near the LaSalle Street bridge. Images include views of removal of bodies, temporary morgue with coffins, pumping water from ship's hull, restoring ship to an upright position, cameramen making movie newsreels, and rescuers.
  • Acquisition information Gift of Bruce T. Willand in memory of Charles and Helen Willand (1999.0061).
  • Names Eastland (Ship)
  • Subjects
    • Eastland disaster, Chicago, Ill., July 24, 1915
    • News photographers Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Photojournalists Illinois Chicago 1910-1919. lctgm
    • Marine accidents Illinois Chicago 1910-1919. lctgm
    • Rescue workers Illinois Chicago 1910-1919. lctgm
    • Victims Illinois Chicago 1910-1919. lctgm
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago River (Ill.)
    • Chicago (Ill.) 1910-1919.
  • Genre
    • Photographic prints. gmgpc
    • Gelatin silver prints. gmgpc
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.