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Fire at coal pocket with the schooner Jane Palmer, East Boston, Mass., Aug. 26, 1907

PC015.01.280.01 (RS82297)

Description

Image taken from an off-shore location, depicting a fire in an East Boston coal pocket. The five-masted schooner Jane Palmer also caught fire. Two steamships can also be seen, while smoke obscures the wharves and coastline.

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Details

Collection Name
Boston & Albany Railroad Company photographic collection, 1890s-ca. 1920
Collection Code
PC015
Dates
1907-08-26
Physical Description
1 photograph
Dimensions
8x 10(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
GUSN
190917
Reference Code
PC015.01.280.01

Record details

Other Organizations
Boston and Albany Railroad Co.
Descriptive Terms
fires (events)
schooners
steamboats
transportation
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Places
East Boston (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Places (Buildings)
Jane Palmer (Schooner)
Notes
W.H.Bunting, The Camera's Coast: Historic Images of Ship and Shore in New England (Boston: Historic New England, 2006) pg. 76. Original in B + A Collection - East Boston - Destruction after fire, piers (folder #6511)

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