Photograph of the aftermath of the Summer Street Bridge disaster, November 8, 1916.

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Title

Photograph of the aftermath of the Summer Street Bridge disaster, November 8, 1916.

Subject

Electric railroads--Cars.
Magrath, George Burgess, 1870-1938.
Lantern slides.

Description

On the evening of November 7, 1916, a streetcar plunged 20 feet off an open drawbridge into the Fort Point Channel, sinking some 30 feet below the surface. There were 47 fatalities and only a handful of survivors. George Burgess Magrath and Timothy Leary, as medical examiners, were called to the scene to help identify the bodies of the victims. The photograph shows the raising of the streetcar once divers had cleared bodies from the wreckage.

Creator

Photographer unknown.

Source

Harvard Medical School. Department of Legal Medicine. Department of Legal Medicine Records, circa 1877-1967 (inclusive), 1909-1967 (bulk).

Date Created

1916-11-08.

Format

image

Extent

1 glass lantern slide

Language

English

Type

still image

Identifier

M-DE06, lantern slide box 2.

Provenance

From the Records of the Department of Legal Medicine.

Files

0003763_ref.jpg

Citation

Photographer unknown., “Photograph of the aftermath of the Summer Street Bridge disaster, November 8, 1916.,” OnView, accessed June 24, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/17805.