Ruins Burning Yet- 1900s Antique Photograph- Fire Aftermath- Fond Du Lac, WI- Disaster History- Real Photo Postcard- RPPC


(5 1/2 x 3 1/2 In) This is an original antique real photo postcard from the 1900s. An eyewitness picture showing the still smoldering ruins of the worst fire to ever occur in the town of Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin on September 26th, 1908. The fire originated at the garage of the Crescent Automobile Company and is believed to have been started by an explosion of gasoline from Lieutenant Governor W. D. Connor's automobile. The garage, three of Fond Du Lac's main churches, seven automobiles and the home of the Ex Mayor Mayham were all destroyed. The burning embers from the blaze rained down upon the rooftops within the 10 sq. blocks of the conflagration.

"View of the blow up. Ruins are burning yet. Sam.", reads the message written on the back.

The photo is in VERY GOOD condition, heavy wear at the edges, blunted corner tips, postmark on the front, silvering from age.

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