Washington Street looking towards the Old South Meeting House after the Boston Fire, Boston, Mass., 1872

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1872

GUSN

GUSN-202354

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Description

A fire engine is in front of the Old South Meeting House.The business establishments lining Washington Street can be seen. Rubble lays in the street in the foreground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

streetscapes
meeting houses (religious buildings)
churches (buildings)
commercial buildings
disasters
fire engines
historic sites
albumen prints
photographs

Inscription

Recto: [scratched into negative:] BLACK PHOTO 59; Verso of mount: [circled: 20 5/8 x 16 3/4 5762] [in a different hand, in ink:] Washington St. Boston looking towards Old South Meeting House after the Boston Fire Gift of Mr. Baldwin Coolidge, fall of 1918 {Old South Meeting House Washington St. (School/Water-Bromfield/Franklin) Boston Gift of Baldwin Coolidge. Fall of 1918 Copy neg. #11328-B}

Additional Identification Number

OVP Photo Database Number 142
OVP Number OVP0115
Negative Number 11328-B

Physical Description

1 photographic print ; 16 x 12 inches

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

1918

Reference Code

PC001.01.TMP.115

Image Dimensions

16.125 x 12..375 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Baldwin Coolidge, 1918.

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Black, James Wallace, 1825-1896 (Photographer)

Material Type

albumen prints
photographs

Subjects

Great Fire, Boston, Mass., 1872
Washington Street (Boston, Mass.)
Freedom Trail (Boston, Mass.)

Restrictions

Top left corner of mount missing; light staining (including liquid) across verso of mount.

Description Level

Item