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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 08, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 9

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Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045487/1914-01-08/ed-1/seq-9/

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"HUMAN FLY" TAKES FATAL DROP fJ
Olaf Czarnowski, Russian steeplei
jack and a view of him performing
the remarkable feat, of scaling .the
side of a skyscraper. This picture
was taken a'few days before his fatal
plunge. ... .
San Fjancisco, Cal., Jan. 8. Olaf
Czarnowski, a 20-year-old Russian,
known as the "Human Fly" who
claimed to have climbed the Singer
Building and many other skyscrapers
of New York recently arrived here
and exhibited his prowess as., a
steeplejack by crawling up the sides
of San Franciscote tallest buildings
.with the ease and agility of a fly.
A few days ago, Olaf Czarnowski
was found" dead in an alley back of
one of the city's biggest hotels. His
skull was fractured and his ribs were

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