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


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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