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Firefighters, bystanders, and firefighting equipment on ruins of Devonshire St., Boston, Mass., after the Great Boston Fire, 1872

PC013.TMP.022 (RS1349)

Description

This photograph shows firemen on Devonshire Street standing around steamer no. 10, "the Cataract," with rubble and smoking buildings in the background. The intact Post Office, which was constructed using fireproof materials, can be seen in the background.

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Details

Collection Name
James Wallace Black photographic collection of the Boston Fire, 1872
Collection Code
PC013
Dates
1872
Date Notes
1872
Physical Description
1 photographic print : albumen, black-and-white ; 12 x 16 1/2 inches
Dimensions
16 1/2x 12(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 001349
AccessID: 2114
Other identifier: HNEDID-001349
negative number: 51659-A
James Wallace Black photo number: 5
GUSN
196325
Reference Code
PC013.TMP.022

Record details

Originator
Black, James Wallace, 1825-1896 (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
disasters
fire engines
firefighters
fires (events)
rubble
ruins
Material Type
albumen prints
black-and-white photographs
photographs
Subjects
Devonshire Street (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Location Note
Special Photographs: Mass.: Boston: Boston Fire (Oversize)

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