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Amputees

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DESCRIPTION

A carte-de-visite of John Schmit, Freddy Hill, Leland Fay and George Schmit, who were frozen on the night of March 10th and 11th, 1876, on the Green Bay and Milwaukee Railroad bridge over Elk Creek during the Great Freshet (flood), of 1876. Their feet were amputated due to exposure to the cold.

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 34191

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Creator Name: Erslys' Gallery, Whitewater, Wisconsin

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Collection Name: Small Formats Special Storage Lot, Undated

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: PH 6436.33

Original Dimensions: 2 x 4 inches

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Back of card says "Sold for the Benefit of the Boys".

SUBJECTS

Economics

Fund raising

Medicine

Men

People with disabilities

Persons

Portrait photography

Wounds and injuries

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