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Souvenir view book of the Chelsea ruins : the burning of Chelsea, Sunday, April 12,1908

EP001.TMP.023 (RS82189)

Description

The cover image of the Souvenir View Book of the Chelsea Ruins shows smoke clouds billowing over a harbor filled with ships. On the near side of a row of homes, crowds watch the fire. The views on the inside of the books show ruins of churches, homes, factories and even fire-fighting equipment among other scenes.

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Details

Collection Name
Ephemera collection
Collection Code
EP001
Dates
1908
Acquisition Type
Museum Purchase
Date of Acquisition
2002
Physical Description
1 viewbook
Dimensions
4x 6 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Ephemera
Description Level
Item
GUSN
190796
Reference Code
EP001.TMP.023

Record details

Originator
Metropolitan News Co. (Boston, Mass.) (Publisher)
Descriptive Terms
Chelsea Fire (Apr. 12, 1908)
fire engines
fires (events)
ruins
souvenirs
Material Type
viewbooks
Places
Chelsea (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Notes
W.H.Bunting, The Camera's Coast: Historic Images of Ship and Shore in New England (Boston: Historic New England, 2006) pg. 76.
Location Note
Ephemera - Postcard Photos - Chelsea, MA

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