This is a photo of a gathering (before the?) funeral for the fire victims.
I suppose I should be out there taking pictures of the aftermath of our 18 inches of snow but....it is so much nicer inside, thinking of history.
Notes: the Security Mutual building (built 1904, still standing) is visible in the upper right of the photo. The "bump" is a building now occupied by Boscovs Department Store, also still standing. The building right behind where the streetcars are parked, recently renovated in the past couple of years, now houses RiverRead Books, our local independent bookseller.
The actual fire location "probably" was just to the left, outside the range of this photo.
And, don't you wonder how people dressed the way they did (given this was July) without getting heatstroke?