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Onlookers stand next to a tall fire ruin, 1872

PC013.TMP.009 (RS100016)

Description

Onlookers sit and stand in ruins from the Great Fire of Boston in 1872. A sign visible in the rubble says "Smolander's." There are signs, planted in the rubble, stating where businesses have relocated due to the fire.

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Details

Collection Name
James Wallace Black photographic collection of the Boston Fire, 1872
Collection Code
PC013
Dates
1872
Physical Description
1 photographic print : albumen, black-and-white, mounted ; 17 x 12 1/2 inches
Dimensions
17x 12 1/2(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
James Wallace Black collection number: 26
GUSN
225012
Reference Code
PC013.TMP.009

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
Great Fire, Boston, Mass., 1872
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Location Note
Boston Fire of 1872
- Box 2 of 2 - J.W.
Black

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