Aqueduct fire (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1913

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Aqueduct fire

[1913 August 21]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Notes:
Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Date from similar Bain negative: LC-B2-2800-4.
Photo probably shows the Catskill Aqueduct fire, New York City, 1913. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.13977

Call Number: LC-B2- 2800-6

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Owner: The Library of Congress
Source: Flickr Commons
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    pennylrichardsca (now at ipernity)

    • 23/Oct/2009 16:31:01

    In August 1913, three men were killed and 62 others trapped in a tunnel in Harlem, part of the Catskill Aqueduct, when a fire started in a blacksmith's shop at the head of the shaft. It was especially dangerous because 900 pounds of dynamite were stored in the tunnel. There was no light, no fresh air, and a lot of smoke, but eventually the trapped men were rescued.

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    Anne (LOC P&P)

    • 26/Oct/2009 15:59:38

    pennylrichards: Thanks for the additional information. We'll include the event and date next time we update the record.