James Wallace Black photographic collection of the Boston Fire, 1872
The James Wallace Black Photographic Collection of the Boston Fire, 1872 contains 26 albumen prints that document the destruction and aftermath of this major conflagration. On November 9, a fire started in a dry goods store in the city's commercial district and blazed for 15 hours. The inferno flattened 65 acres of buildings and destroyed over 1,000 businesses.
- Collection Name
- James Wallace Black photographic collection of the Boston Fire, 1872
- Collection Code
- Acquisition Type
- Physical Description
2 box (26 albumen prints)
- Finding Aid Info
Paper finding aid available in the Library and Archive.
- Collection Type
- Description Level
- Reference Code
Box 1 - photographs 1-14.
Box 2 - photographs 15-26.
Black, James Wallace, 1825-1896 (Photographer)
- Descriptive Terms
- Material Type
Great Fire, Boston, Mass., 1872
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
- Publications Referencing This Collection
(c1987.). Whipple and Black : commercial photographers in Boston / Sally Pierce ; with a chronological annotated bibliography by William S. Johnson.. Boston Athenaeum :.
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