Image ID
DN-0053857
Headline
Firemen in the charred ruins of the water-intake crib off 71st Street
Date Created
January 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-0053857, 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.
100696
Max Pixels - Height
393
Max Pixels - Width
498
KEYWORDS
Chicago (Ill.).--Fire Dept.--Officials and employees.


Water-intake Crib disaster, Chicago, Ill., January 20, 1909.
Fires--Illinois--Chicago--1900-1909.--lctgm
Ruins--Illinois--Chicago--1900-1909.--lctgm
Intakes (Hydraulic engineering)--Illinois--Chicago--1900-1909.
South Shore (Chicago, Ill.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--1910-1919. etc.--1900-1909.--lctgm
Chicago (Ill.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--1900-1909.
Dry plate negatives.--gmgpc
Gelatin dry plate negatives.--aat

firemen in the charred ruins of the water intake crib off 71st street

Portrait of firemen in the charred ruins of the temporary water-intake crib structure after the fire in the South Shore community area of Chicago, Illinois. A temporary wooden structure involved in the construction of a new water-intake crib by George W. Jackson, Inc., in Lake Michigan off 71st Street burst into flame on January 20, 1909, and 70 workers died in the disaster.

Portrait of firemen in the charred ruins of the temporary water-intake crib structure after the fire in the South Shore community area of Chicago, Illinois. A temporary wooden structure involved in the construction of a new water-intake crib by George W. Jackson, Inc., in Lake Michigan off 71st Street burst into flame on January 20, 1909, and 70 workers died in the disaster.