Photographs from the Ehman Mantel Factory Fire

Dublin Core

Title

Photographs from the Ehman Mantel Factory Fire

Subject

Fire
Photo File: Fires
Decatur IL
1911

Description

Photographs from the January 7, 1911 fire at the Ehman Mantel Factory fire. The factory was located at the corner of Jasper and Garfield. The origin of the fire was unknown however the flames were discovered in the elevator shaft by Otto Ehman on the first floor and by the Night Watchman Herman Jansen who was on the third floor at the time. Ehman rushed to help Jansen from the third floor as he was almost overtaken by smoke. The fire fighters were hindered by low water pressure in trying to extinguish the fire. The building was a complete loss with an estimated $200,000 worth of damage.

Creator

Herald and Review

Source

Photo File: Fires

Publisher

Herald and Review
Decatur Public Library, Decatur IL

Date

1/7/1911

Contributor

Herald and Review

Rights

The Decatur Public Library owns and maintains all copyright on materials featured on omeka.decaturlibrary.org. These materials cannot be used without prior consent. Please contact the Local History Room at the Decatur Public Library for more information.

Relation

none

Format

.jpg
600 dpi

Language

English

Type

Photograph

Identifier

FR38-FR42

Coverage

Fires, Photo File: Fires, Decatur IL, 1911

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

4.5 x 8"
6.25 x 8"
5.5 x 8"
6.75 x 8"
6 x 7.5"

Files

FR38-MANTEL FACTORY-1, 1-7-1911.jpg
FR39-MANTEL FACTORY-2, 1-7-1911.jpg
FR40-MANTEL FACTORY-3, 1-7-1911.jpg
FR41-MANTEL FACTORY-4, 1-7-1911.jpg
FR42-MANTEL FACTORY-5, 1-7-1911.jpg

Collection

Citation

Herald and Review , “Photographs from the Ehman Mantel Factory Fire,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed August 20, 2019, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/3117.