Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Random news: child dies when dress catches fire; police accused of beating out a confession; prank leads to death; man shoots son

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published October 18, 1931 Rockford, Illinois Salem, Illinois Chicago, Illinois First article: a 5-year-old died after her dress caught on fire. Second: a young man accused police of kicking him and pulling his hair to coerce a confession from him. Third: a "prank" somehow led to a young man's intestines… Continue reading Random news: child dies when dress catches fire; police accused of beating out a confession; prank leads to death; man shoots son

Disasters · Famous Last Words · France · Newspaper clippings

Dancer’s neck broken by scarf

September 14, 1927 Nice, France Isadora Duncan has her neck broken after her scarf becomes entangled in her vehicle's wheel spokes Duncan, world renowned for her dancing in her earlier years and for her scandalous love/life and public drunkenness in her later years, had been riding in an open car with a luxurious hand-painted silk… Continue reading Dancer’s neck broken by scarf

Crime Scene Photography · New York

Body fished from river

August 24, 1943  New York, New York  The body of ambulance driver Morris Linker is fished from the East river  Linker had been driving the ambulance accompanied by and a nurse, Margaret Houts, when Linker swerved to avoid hitting a pedestrian. The pedestrian was struck regardless and suffered bone fractures before the ambulance hit a… Continue reading Body fished from river