Boston fire, Milk Street looking from 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-224903

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Description

Onlookers and soldiers stand in the rubble on Milk Street after the Great Fire in Boston, Massachusetts. Many removal signs can also be seen.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Additional Identification Number

OVP number OVP 116
James Wallace Black collection number 7
James Wallace Black photo number 50

Physical Description

1 photographic print : albumen, mounted ; 16 1/2 x 12 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

Reference Code

PC013.TMP.007

Image Dimensions

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

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

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
Milk Street (Boston, Mass.)
Pearl Street (Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

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