Chicago's Awful Theater Horror.
Chicago's Awful Theater Horror. By The Survivors and Rescuers...Presenting a Vivid Picture, both by Pen and Camera, of One of the Greatest Fire Horrors of Modern Times. (Chicago): Memorial Publishing Co., 1904. 8vo. Original three quarter leather and cloth side (spine chipped). 368 p., plus frontis and 16 p. of photographs. An account of the horrendous Iroquois Theatre fire which brought about safety reform for theatres across America and Europe. Included is a plethora of actual photographs and drawings of the fire, rescuers, survivors and victims. The book traces the blaze from its first spark to the manslaughter trial of the two theatre managers to subsequent reactions and actions of theatres in other cities. Eye-witness testimonies, obituaries, and accounts of the cast & crew at the Iroquois help to make this a significant work on one of the most calamitous events in theatre history. (Inventory #: 0009)