Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Cocoanut Grove was Boston's premier nightclub during the post-Prohibition 1930s and 1940s. On November 28, 1942, this club was the scene of the deadliest nightclub fire in US history, killing 492 people (which was 32 more than the building's authorized capacity) and injuring hundreds more. It was also the second-worst single-building fire in American history; only the 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire in Chicago had a higher death toll, of 602.
The enormity of the tragedy shocked the nation and briefly replaced the events of World War II in newspaper headlines. In both fires, most of those who lost their lives would have survived had the existing safety codes been fully enforced. The tragedy led to a reform of safety standards and codes across the country, and major changes in the treatment and rehabilitation of burn victims.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
Here at the Culinary College, we're gearing up for our in class Library/research lectures all this week
via: SHORPY. Washington, D.C., circa 1927. "Cooking demonstration, Washington Gas Light Co.". View full size.