Image ID
DN-0053302
Headline
Old 68th Street intake crib and new structure in Lake Michigan seen across the water
Date Created
January 1908 or 1909
Creator
Chicago Daily News, Inc.
Creator Role
photographer
Artwork/Object Depicted
glass negatives
Copyright Notice
© Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved.
Credit Line
DN-0053302, Chicago Sun-Times/Chicago Daily News collection, Chicago History Museum
Inventory Number
1960.784
Storage Location
Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago History Museum
Horizon Bib. No.
100507
Max Pixels - Height
399
Max Pixels - Width
490
KEYWORDS
68th Street Water Intake Crib (Chicago, Ill.)


Water-intake Crib disaster, Chicago, Ill., January 20, 1909.
Intakes (Hydraulic engineering)--Illinois--Chicago--1900-1909.
Michigan, Lake--1900-1909.
Chicago (Ill.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--1900-1909.
Dry plate negatives.--gmgpc
Gelatin dry plate negatives.--aat

old 68th street intake crib and new structure in lake michigan seen across the water

Image of the old 68th Street intake cribs in Lake Michigan off the South Shore community area of Chicago, Illinois, and the temporary structure for building a new crib. On January 20, 1909, the temporary wooden structure involved in the construction of the new water-intake crib burst into flame, and 70 workers died in the disaster.

Image of the old 68th Street intake cribs in Lake Michigan off the South Shore community area of Chicago, Illinois, and the temporary structure for building a new crib. On January 20, 1909, the temporary wooden structure involved in the construction of the new water-intake crib burst into flame, and 70 workers died in the disaster.