Cropped Close-Up of Archive Image 3428 [ 1 of 2 ]

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Close-up of Archive Image #3428. The full scan of this cabinet card, image info, and a second post mortem photo of this same little girl, are available to Thanatos Archive subscribers. If you’re a member, click here now to view cabinet card 1 of 2. Not an Archive member? Please consider supporting our work with a membership! Details here.

SF Fire House Draped in Mourning [ Blog Exclusive ]

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San Francisco fire house, Engine Co. #2, decorated and draped in mourning for the US President William McKinley, who was assassinated on September 1, 1901. Firemen, including Chief Dennis Sullivan, center, and company horses can be seen in the doorway below.

The the right are the St. George stables, and the building on the left was the California Theatre and hotel. A few years after this photo was taken, during the massive 1906 San Francisco earthquake, the hotel’s chimney collapsed, crushing Chief Sullivan to death.

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