Firefighters, bystanders, and firefighting equipment on ruins of Devonshire St., Boston, Mass., after the Great Boston Fire, 1872

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1872

Location Note

Special Photographs: Mass.: Boston: Boston Fire (Oversize)

GUSN

GUSN-196325

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Description

This photograph shows firemen on Devonshire Street standing around steamer no. 10, "the Cataract," with rubble and smoking buildings in the background. The intact Post Office, which was constructed using fireproof materials, can be seen in the background.

Details

Descriptive Terms

rubble
disasters
ruins
fires (events)
fire engines
firefighters
photographs
black-and-white photographs
albumen prints

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 001349
AccessID 2114
Other identifier HNEDID-001349
negative number 51659-A
James Wallace Black photo number 5

Physical Description

1 photographic print : albumen, black-and-white ; 12 x 16 1/2 inches

Collection Code

PC013

Collection Name

James Wallace Black photographic collection of the Boston Fire, 1872

Reference Code

PC013.TMP.022

Date Notes

1872

Image Dimensions

16 1/2 x 12 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Black, James Wallace, 1825-1896 (Photographer)

Material Type

photographs
black-and-white photographs
albumen prints

Subjects

Devonshire Street (Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Special Photographs: Mass.: Boston: Boston Fire (Oversize)