Steamer EASTLAND capsized, passengers standing on hull, rescued by multiple vessels, Chicago, IL, July 1915
real photo postcard, white borderPOSTCARDS
Ideal Studio (Chicago IL)
USA, IL, Chicago; USA, IL, Chicago River
3-3/8 x 5-3/8 in.
Real photo postcard, white border; handwritten on back "20201", and "July / 1915", and "GT. LAKES TUGS - WAUKEGAN & INDIANA / ERIE RR TUG - FREDERICK U. ROBBINS / FIRE BOAT - JOSEPH MEDILL OR GRAEME STEWART"; printed on back "IDEAL STUDIO / 432 So. State St., 1344 West 18th St., / Chicago, Ill."; handwritten on front "EASTLAND / DISASTER / 8 A.M. July 26 1915"; steamer EASTLAND capsized with passengers standing on hull of ship being rescued by multiple vessels, including tugboats INDIANA and WAUKEGAN, railroad tugboat FREDERICK U. ROBBINS, and fireboat JOSEPH MEDILL (or GRAEME STEWART), Chicago, IL, July 1915; see duplicate postcard 2014.49.176.
Gift of Monika and Steven Lang, 2014.