Burning of the Garrish Market Building, Boston, from a sketch during the conflagration, by our Boston artist

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1856

Location Note

Prints: Boston, Ma.: Portland St.

GUSN

GUSN-198734

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Description

Spectators watch the fire as firemen try to extinguish the blaze at the Garrish Market Building. It was located on Portland Street and burned on April 12, 1856. The image is signed by "Roberts (?), Sc."

Details

Descriptive Terms

fires (events)
markets (structures)
firefighters
prints (visual works)
line engravings (prints)

Additional Identification Number

Prints and Engravings Collection Number PR175

Physical Description

1 news line engraving

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Date of Acquisition

1924-06-23

Reference Code

GC002.01.MA.2850.001

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

6.75 x 9 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. C.C. Swan, 1924

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

prints (visual works)
line engravings (prints)

Restrictions

Poor

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Prints: Boston, Ma.: Portland St.