Collinwood Fire, 1908: A Multimedia Digital History

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On March 4, 1908, fire erupted in an elementary school in Collinwood, Ohio, a suburb adjacent to Cleveland. The blaze trapped and killed 172 children, two teachers, and one rescuer. Mostly forgotten in the present day, the Collinwood fire crystallized the aspirations and brutality of urban-industrial life in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century. Interweaving 3D animation, historical storytelling, and archival research, The Collinwood Fire, 1908 immerses users in the experience and analysis of the tragedy. Click here or anywhere on the image above to explore.