Graduate Student Jeff Nichols Finds Unseen Film from 1915 Eastland Disaster

Graduate student Jeff Nichols discovered film clips of the SS Eastland disaster, an excursion vessel that capsized in the Chicago River in 1915. He found the footage while looking through archival films from the EYE Film Institute in the Netherlands.  These precious few seconds of film are the only known moving images of the disaster.  News of the discovery spread quickly via social media and was picked up by television and newspapers:

Because of the Associated Press, the story has gone global.   A sample:  (There are multiple Czech articles, as the Bohemian community in Chicago was especially hit hard by the tragedy.)