Friday, May 18, 2012

Blizzard of 1922 - Knickerbocker Theater Disaster


Country: United States
Hand cranked newsreel footage (silent) of the Knickerbocker Theater disaster during the worst snowstorm in Washington DC history, January 27-28, 1922. This footagewas used in the documentary TWENTY FIVE CENTS BEFORE NOON which aired on WETA in 1990
http://www.vimeo.com/4240048
After the newsreel (shown twice), It was included stills from the Library of Congress prints and photographs division.
For more information about the snowstorm, and the tragic collapse of the Knickerbocker Theater roof which killed 98 persons, here are some links
http://dckaleidoscope.wordpress.com/2009/07/07/lost-washington-the-knickerboc...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knickerbocker_Storm
http://www.shorpy.com/images/photos/knick.gif

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