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Washington Street looking towards the Old South Meeting House after the Boston Fire, Boston, Mass., 1872

PC001.01.TMP.115 (RS87770)

Description

A fire engine is in front of the Old South Meeting House.The business establishments lining Washington Street can be seen. Rubble lays in the street in the foreground.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
1872
Date of Acquisition
1918
Physical Description
1 photographic print ; 16 x 12 inches
Inscriptions
Recto: [scratched into negative:] BLACK PHOTO 59; Verso of mount: [circled: 20 5/8 x 16 3/4 5762] [in a different hand, in ink:] Washington St. Boston looking towards Old South Meeting House after the Boston Fire Gift of Mr. Baldwin Coolidge, fall of 1918 {Old South Meeting House Washington St. (School/Water-Bromfield/Franklin) Boston Gift of Baldwin Coolidge. Fall of 1918 Copy neg. #11328-B}
Dimensions
16.125x 12..375(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
OVP Photo Database Number: 142
OVP Number: OVP0115
Negative Number: 11328-B
Credit Line
Gift of Baldwin Coolidge, 1918.
GUSN
202354
Reference Code
PC001.01.TMP.115

Record details

Originator
Black, James Wallace, 1825-1896 (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
churches (buildings)
commercial buildings
disasters
fire engines
historic sites
meeting houses (religious buildings)
streetscapes
Material Type
albumen prints
photographs
Subjects
Freedom Trail (Boston, Mass.)
Great Fire, Boston, Mass., 1872
Washington Street (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Old South Meeting House (Boston, Mass.)
Physical Access Restrictions
Top left corner of mount missing; light staining (including liquid) across verso of mount.

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