Boston fire, Pearl Street, 1872

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1872

Location Note

Boston Fire of 1872\n - Box 1 of 2 - J.W.\n Black

GUSN

GUSN-224883

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Description

Building ruins at 60 Pearl Street, Boston, Massachusetts can be seen through the smoke. Also shows ruins on Congress Street.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fires (events)
disasters
rubble
ruins
commercial buildings
albumen prints
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Inscription

Boston-1872 fire. J.W. Black, photographer. Found in Parson Smith House, Windham, Maine. Received by Library Oct. 1980. (handwritten)
OVP113, File 27, [16].
Black Photo. Gift of Miss Mary C. Wheelwright, 20 January 1931. OVP112 File 27. (handwritten)

Additional Identification Number

OVP number OVP 113
James Wallace Black collection number 6
James Wallace Black photo number 12

Physical Description

1 photographic print : albumen, black-and-white, mounted ; 16 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches

Custodial History

Found at Parson Smith House, Windham, Maine. Received by Library Oct. 1980.

Collection Code

PC013

Collection Name

James Wallace Black photographic collection of the Boston Fire, 1872

Date of Acquisition

1980-10

Reference Code

PC013.TMP.002

Image Dimensions

16 x 12 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
South Windham (Cumberland county, Maine)

Record Details

Originator

Black, James Wallace, 1825-1896 (Photographer)

Material Type

albumen prints
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Subjects

Great Fire, Boston, Mass., 1872
Pearl Street (Boston, Mass.)
Congress Street (Boston, Mass.)
Atkinson Street (Boston, Mass.)

Accruals Note

Three copies of this image in the James Wallace Black collection (#4, 5, and 6/OVP 112 and 113)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Boston Fire of 1872
- Box 1 of 2 - J.W.
Black