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The Ardmore Disaster

Description: Photograph of rescuers searching for bodies in the destruction on East Main Street, roughly 100 yards from the explosion, after the Ardmore Disaster, where a tank car with 250 barrels of gasoline exploded, Ardmore, OK. Seventeen African-American bodies were found in the ruins.
Date: September 27, 1915
Creator: Fonville
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The Ardmore Disaster

Description: Photograph of the Union Passenger Station after the Ardmore Disaster, where a tank car with 250 barrels of gasoline exploded, Ardmore, OK. The Station was 300 feet north of the explosion and several people were injured, but none fatally.
Date: September 27, 1915
Creator: Fonville
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The Ardmore Disaster

Description: Photograph of the main line of the Santa Fe tracks, looking east, where several people were burned to death after the Ardmore Disaster, where a tank car with 250 barrels of gasoline exploded, Ardmore, OK. The remains of the building used by the Dawson Brothers and Ladd & Davidson can be seen in the background.
Date: September 27, 1915
Creator: Fonville
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The Ardmore Disaster

Description: Photograph of the tank car that exploded, I.N.T.X. 8051, and other wreckage in the Santa Fe yard after the Ardmore Disaster, where a tank car with 250 barrels of gasoline exploded, Ardmore, OK.
Date: September 27, 1915
Creator: Fonville
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The Ardmore Disaster

Description: Photograph of the southwest corner of the Whittington Hotel after the Ardmore Disaster, where a tank car with 250 barrels of gasoline exploded, Ardmore, OK.
Date: September 27, 1915
Creator: Fonville
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The Ardmore Disaster

Description: Photograph of Ardmore Firemen and a fire truck after the Ardmore Disaster, where a tank car with 250 barrels of gasoline exploded, Ardmore, OK.
Date: September 27, 1915
Creator: Fonville
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The Ardmore Disaster

Description: Photograph of South Caddo Street showing the east wall of the Whittington Hotel after the Ardmore Disaster, where a tank car with 250 barrels of gasoline exploded, Ardmore, OK.
Date: September 27, 1915
Creator: Fonville
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The Ardmore Disaster

Description: Photograph of a tangled mesh of wires on Main Street and the Whittington Hotel, on the right, after the Ardmore Disaster, where a tank car with 250 barrels of gasoline exploded, Ardmore, OK. Seven unrecognizable bodies were found in the area.
Date: September 27, 1915
Creator: Fonville
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The Ardmore Disaster

Description: Photograph of burring remains of the Bleeding District after the Ardmore Disaster, where a tank car with 250 barrels of gasoline exploded, Ardmore, OK. The cigar girls escaped unharmed, but twenty African-American bodies were found in the ruins.
Date: September 27, 1915
Creator: Fonville
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The Ardmore Disaster

Description: Photograph of smoke rising from the burning Santa Fe Freight Station and the sole remaining wall of the two-story Pennington Wholesale Grocery Co. Building after the Ardmore Disaster, where a tank car with 250 barrels of gasoline exploded, Ardmore, OK.
Date: September 27, 1915
Creator: Fonville
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The Ardmore Disaster

Description: Photograph of South Caddo Street showing the east wall of the Whittington Hotel and the rear end of the demolished Pennington Building after the Ardmore Disaster, where a tank car with 250 barrels of gasoline exploded, Ardmore, OK. Several unrecognizable bodies were found in the area.
Date: September 27, 1915
Creator: Fonville
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The Ardmore Disaster

Description: Photograph of Main Street and the burning remains of the Santa Fe Freight Depot and Pennington Building after the Ardmore Disaster, where a tank car with 250 barrels of gasoline exploded, Ardmore, OK. Seven unrecognizable bodies were found in the Depot and three in the Pennington Building.
Date: September 27, 1915
Creator: Fonville
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The Ardmore Disaster

Description: Photograph of a Ford automobile, under debris, in front of the Waldo Hotel on South Caddo Street after the Ardmore Disaster, where a tank car with 250 barrels of gasoline exploded, Ardmore, OK.
Date: September 27, 1915
Creator: Fonville
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The Ardmore Disaster

Description: Photograph of destruction on Main Street, east of the Santa Fe tracks, after the Ardmore Disaster, where a tank car with 250 barrels of gasoline exploded, Ardmore, OK.
Date: September 27, 1915
Creator: Fonville
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society