Coney Island Fire

1911. Unknown photographer. “Dreamland fire, Coney Island, New York.”

From the Library of Congress.

The Dreamland amusement park on Coney Island was completely destroyed in 1911 after light bulbs exploded, and a roof repair worker mistakenly kicked over a bucket of hot tar.

The End of World War 1

1918. Unknown Photographer. “The announcing of the armistice on November 11, 1918, was the occasion for a monster celebration in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Thousands massed on all sides of the replica of the Statue of Liberty on Broad Street, and cheered unceasingly. Philadelphia Public Ledger.”

From the US National Archives.