Stereograph of the Banner of Light office ruins, Boston, Mass., November 9 and 10, 1872

Description

This stereo view shows the ruins of William White & Company, "Banner of Light" office, and the J. W. Plimpton Co. on Washington Street, after the Great Boston Fire of November 9 and 10, 1872. The booksellers and publisher, Wm. White & Co., and the silk and straw goods and artificial flowers store, J. W. Plimpton & Co., are listed at 158 Washington Street in the 1871 Boston City Directory. The "Banner of Light" was a spiritualist weekly periodical that was published from 1857 to 1907.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fires (events)
disasters
ruins
events
clothing stores
stereographs
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 001105
AccessID 1400
Other identifier HNEDID-001105

Physical Description

1 stereograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.04.01.USMA.0170.0630.003

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Soule, John P. (Photographer)

Material Type

stereographs
photographs

Other Organizations

Banner of Light
William White & Company
J.W. Plimpton & Co.

Subjects

Great Fire, Boston, Mass., 1872
Washington Street (Boston, Mass.)
Architectural photography

Description Level

Item

Publisher Series

Ruins of Great Fire in Boston : Nov. 9th and 10th, 1872

Location Note

Stereo views: Mass.: Boston: Boston Fire 1872: Washington St.

Historical/Biographical Note

Sources


The Boston Directory, 1871, 562 and 759.
Mott, Frank Luther. A History of American Magazines, 1850-1865, v. 2, 209.