Crime Scene Photography · Disasters · New York

Steamboat catches fire, sinks, killing over 1000

June 15, 1904 East River, New York City, New York The PS General Slocum catches fire and sinks, killing an estimated 1,021 of the 1,342 on board The General Slocum was ferrying a group for an annual church function when a fire started in the steamboat’s Lamp Room. The flames spread rapidly due to oil-soaked… Continue reading Steamboat catches fire, sinks, killing over 1000

Crime Scene Photography · Massacres/Mass Murder · Political · Spain

A failed assassination attempt against King Alfonso XIII on his wedding day resulted in 15 or more bystanders killed and many more wounded

May 31, 1906 Madrid, Spain An assassination attempt against King Alfonso XIII fails to kill its target but kills at least 15 and injures 100 bystanders The attack happened as the King and his newly-wed Queen Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg were in a procession celebrating their marriage on their wedding day. Anarchist Mateo Morral concealed… Continue reading A failed assassination attempt against King Alfonso XIII on his wedding day resulted in 15 or more bystanders killed and many more wounded

California · Newspaper clippings

Man kills wife, 5 children, self, motive unclear (1905)

May 24, 1905 San Rafael, California A man kills his wife, five children whose ages range from 14 months to 13 years, and himself The killer, Edwin Stevens, left no suicide note so the motive behind the murders is unclear. Each victim was shot in bed. Two of the children managed to survive until police… Continue reading Man kills wife, 5 children, self, motive unclear (1905)

Kansas · Newspaper clippings

Woman born with stunted limbs commits suicide because of her condition

From The Topeka Daily Herald (Topeka, Kansas) Publish May 16, 1903 A young woman named Dollie Delaney (her full name was Dora Amanda Delaney) committed suicide by leveraging a rifle against a wall and using a crutch to pull its trigger. Delaney had been born with malformed limbs, and was missing her hands and feet.… Continue reading Woman born with stunted limbs commits suicide because of her condition