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Subject: Temporary morgue where 700 bodies were removed to after the "EASTLAND" disaster
Date: July 24th 1915
Size: approx 140 x 88 mm - Standard Size
Publisher: Max Rigot Selling Co. 37, So Wabash Avenue, Chicago
Publisher's Card No: not numbered
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Stamp Box: Straight line sides "PLACE ONE-CENT STAMP HERE"
Condition: Excellent condition all round
Further Information: This ill-fated ship was owned by the St Joseph & Chicago Steamship Co. It was moored alongside the dock on the Chicago River taking on passengers for a days outing on the Great Lakes. The ship was inherently unstable, and for that reason her passenger compliment was severly restricted. When the ship had embarked the passengers it was seen to tilt away from the quay. The crew immediately moved ballest to counteract this tilt, but many of the passengers moved to the river-side of the ship at which it rolled onto its side into the 20 depth of the water, Over 800 souls were lost

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