THE COLLAPSE OF STATION B. Disasters draw gawkers and photographers even more surely than construction sites. On May 13, 1910, in the process of moving the old S. 17th St. post office to a temporary location while a new substation was built, the frame building collapsed. "Nothing but a mass of wreckage was left behind." Two postal workers were in the building at the time. One jumped free unharmed, the other "had some of his fingers smashed and bruised, but was able to continue his duties afterward."
Photographs taken on black and white glass negatives by African American photographer(s) John Johnson and Earl McWilliams from 1910 to 1925 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Douglas Keister has 280 5x7 glass negatives taken by these photographers. Larger scans available on request.