google.com, pub-0418880821635173, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 The NewYorkologist: The General Slocum on Fire in the East River, 1904, Over 1,000 Children Killed

The General Slocum on Fire in the East River, 1904, Over 1,000 Children Killed

PICTURE OF THE DAY:

Fireboat trying to stop the flames on what little is left of the giant steamboat.
This is the worst disaster in New York history until the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
Original Photo Caption: "A view of the General Slocum on fire off North Brother Island".
Originally published in Harper's June 24, 1904.
Photographer Unknown
PD | Wikimedia Commons
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