• Collection ID 1964.1048.1
  • Creator Names Fujita, Jun, 1888-1963, photographer. pht
  • Title Eastland disaster photograph album by Jun Fujita [graphic].
  • Dates 1915 July.
  • Physical description 1 album (53 photographic prints) : b&w ; 27 x 32 cm. (10 1/2 x 12 in.)
  • Collection summary Includes album of views (53 photographs) of the Eastland, a steamship that capsized in the Chicago River on July 24, 1915, and the clean-up following the disaster, showing rescue methods, underwater divers, recovered bodies, overviews of groups of corpses, and crowds of on-lookers.
  • Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Credit photographer.
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related works by Jun Fujita at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Jun Fujita negatives collection (1964.1048) although that collection does not include negatives of the Eastland disaster images.
  • Biographical or Historical Note Mr. Jun Fujita was born in Hiroshima in 1888; moved to Chicago via Canada ca. 1915; worked as a newspaper photographer for the Chicago Evening Post and later the Chicago Daily News; died in 1963.
  • Acquisition information Gift of Mrs. Jun Fujita (Florence Carr Fujita) in 1964 (1964.1048.1).
  • Names Eastland (Ship)
  • Subjects
    • Marine accidents Illinois Chicago 1910-1919. lctgm
    • Eastland disaster, Chicago, Ill., July 24, 1915
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) 1910-1919.
    • Chicago River (Ill.)
  • Genre
    • Photograph albums. gmgpc
    • Gelatin silver prints. gmgpc
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.