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Ruins of ancient trees on Boston Common after the Great New England Hurricane

PC001.03.01.TMP.050 (RS18353)

Description

The Great New England Hurricane on September 21, 1938 destroyed many trees on Boston Common. Branches and trunks lie strewn across the ground. The dome of the Massachusetts State House is seen above the devastation.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
1938
Date Notes
22? September 1938
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000189
AccessID: 296
Other identifier: HNEDID-000189
GUSN
194985
Reference Code
PC001.03.01.TMP.050

Record details

Originator
International News Service (photographer)
Other People
Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844
Descriptive Terms
beehive domes
capitols
disasters
events
hurricanes
natural disasters
news photographs
parks (recreation areas)
trees
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
New England Hurricane, 1938
hurricane damage
Places
Boston Common (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [park]
Beacon Hill (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Places (Buildings)
Massachusetts State House (Boston, Mass.)
Location Note
Geo.: Small: Mass.: Boston: Boston Common: Park St. Mall: Postcards

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