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Boston fire, Winthrop Square, 1872

PC013.TMP.005 (RS100005)

Description

Works crews clear rubble from the Great Fire in Winthrop Square with ruins and several intact buildings in the background. Possibly 152 Devonshire, the site of the Freeland, Harding, and Richardson Store, with the Post Office visible in the left corner.

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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 1/2 x 12 inches
Inscriptions
Boston-1872 fire. J.W. Black, photographer. Found at Parson Smith House, Windham, Maine. Received by Library Oct. 1980. OVP107, File 26 [12]. (handwritten)
Copy neg.# 45874-A. [13] (handwritten)
Dimensions
16 1/2x 12(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Found at Parson Smith house, Windham, ME. Recv'd by Library Oct 1980
Additional Identification Number
OVP number: OVP 107
James Wallace Black collection number: 12
GUSN
224898
Reference Code
PC013.TMP.005

Record details

Originator
Black, James Wallace, 1825-1896 (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
commercial buildings
disasters
fires (events)
rubble
ruins
squares (open spaces)
Material Type
albumen prints
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Devonshire Street (Boston, Mass.)
Great Fire, Boston, Mass., 1872
Winthrop Square (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Charlestown (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
South Windham (Cumberland county, Maine)
Places (Buildings)
Parson Smith House - Main House (South Windham, Me.)
Location Note
Boston Fire of 1872
- Box 1 of 2 - J.W.
Black

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