While in The New York Public Library, I stumbled across an array of indexes and picked one up. The index was dated 1919 and the first word I read was “Accidents.” 

Intrigued that this was a given category, I decided to create a step by step infographic journey. By using the index as a starting point, I then dug deeper into one specific case listed.

Learn more about a small stain of history below

All newspaper clippings/imagery used are from the original New York Times March 1919 newspaper archives and index