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Collection — Box: 1, Object: 1-9
Scope and Contents This collection consists of nine photographs of the SS Morro Castle taken from a pier in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The images depict the vessel after it caught fire on its route from Havana to New York and was stranded on a sand bar near the Jersey shore (137 people died in the disaster). Eight of the photos were taken on September 9th, 1934, right after the disaster took place. The ninth was taken in January 1935 and shows the vessel from a snow covered beach (it was not removed until March...
Found in: Stephen B. Luce Library