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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