UE News with Ben (usufructer) wrote,
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Creepy '50s drain photo

A drain of death
Saturday, January 19, 1952
Michael Lee Carr, 5, points to the storm drain in Compton where his playmate, Terry Hall, 3½, fell and was swept away during the flood late yesterday. His body was found in the Los Angeles river.
I don't know if it's the combination of flashbulb and daylight or the weird depth of field, but it's a creepy photo, even without the description.

And that thing was a deathtrap. Nowadays a junction like that would be enclosed in a grille room.

From here via here, then here. I'm officially low on the blog food chain.
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