Boston fire, Winthrop Square, 1872

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1872

Location Note

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

GUSN

GUSN-224898

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Description

Works crews clear rubble from the Great Fire in Winthrop Square with ruins and several intact buildings in the background. Possibly 152 Devonshire, the site of the Freeland, Harding, and Richardson Store, with the Post Office visible in the left corner.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

Boston-1872 fire. J.W. Black, photographer. Found at Parson Smith House, Windham, Maine. Received by Library Oct. 1980. OVP107, File 26 [12]. (handwritten)
Copy neg.# 45874-A. [13] (handwritten)

Additional Identification Number

OVP number OVP 107
James Wallace Black collection number 12

Physical Description

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

Custodial History

Found at Parson Smith house, Windham, ME. Recv'd 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.005

Image Dimensions

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

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Charlestown (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
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
Winthrop Square (Boston, Mass.)
Devonshire Street (Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

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