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Boston fire, Pearl Street, 1872

PC013.TMP.002 (RS100009)

Description

Building ruins at 60 Pearl Street, Boston, Massachusetts can be seen through the smoke. Also shows ruins on Congress Street.

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Collection Name
James Wallace Black photographic collection of the Boston Fire, 1872
Collection Code
PC013
Dates
1872
Date of Acquisition
1980-10
Physical Description
1 photographic print : albumen, black-and-white, mounted ; 16 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches
Inscriptions
Boston-1872 fire. J.W. Black, photographer. Found in Parson Smith House, Windham, Maine. Received by Library Oct. 1980. (handwritten)
OVP113, File 27, [16].
Black Photo. Gift of Miss Mary C. Wheelwright, 20 January 1931. OVP112 File 27. (handwritten)
Dimensions
16x 12(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Found at Parson Smith House, Windham, Maine. Received by Library Oct. 1980.
Additional Identification Number
OVP number: OVP 113
James Wallace Black collection number: 6
James Wallace Black photo number: 12
GUSN
224883
Reference Code
PC013.TMP.002

Record details

Originator
Black, James Wallace, 1825-1896 (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
commercial buildings
disasters
fires (events)
rubble
ruins
Material Type
albumen prints
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Atkinson Street (Boston, Mass.)
Congress Street (Boston, Mass.)
Great Fire, Boston, Mass., 1872
Pearl Street (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
South Windham (Cumberland county, Maine)
Places (Buildings)
Parson Smith House - Main House (South Windham, Me.)
Notes
Three copies of this image in the James Wallace Black collection (#4, 5, and 6/OVP 112 and 113)
Location Note
Boston Fire of 1872
- Box 1 of 2 - J.W.
Black

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