View of the Boston Fire District

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1872

GUSN

GUSN-202350

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Description

View of the Boston Fire District from Summer Street towards City Hall, Old South Church, and the Post Office.

Details

Descriptive Terms

aerial views
ruins
commercial buildings
albumen prints
photographs

Inscription

Verso of mount: [twice, in different hands:] Boston Fire District looking from Summer St. towards the City Hall, Old South, and Post Office. Gift 11 April 1919 of Mrs. Alex S. Porter [in ink:] In memory of Mr. Porter [sticker affixed to verso of mount:] [in ink:] Mrs. Alex S. Porter

Additional Identification Number

OVP Photo Database Number 138
OVP Number OVP0111

Physical Description

1 photographic print

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

11 April 1919

Reference Code

PC001.01.TMP.111

Image Dimensions

13.25 x 17.5 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Alex S. Porter in memory of her husband.

Record Details

Material Type

albumen prints
photographs

Subjects

Boston Fire, 1872
Disasters
Fires
Boston (Mass.)

Restrictions

Top left edge of mount torn; bottom right corner of mount missing.

Description Level

Item