The wreckage after the disaster.
On the 15th of January 1919, a giant molasses tank burst in Boston, USA, causing a flood that killed twenty-one people. 150 were injured.
The tank photographed before its collapse.
The Boston Post reporting, before the final death toll was known.
The disaster occurred around 12:30pm, and at its worst the flood reached heights of about 25 feet (7.6 metres).
The flood caused serious damage to points of the elevated train.
The first people to arrive on the scene were cadets from the USS Nantucket (photographed in 1913 before its name changed).