Boston fire, Federal Street looking towards Pearl Street, Steamer 10, 1872

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1872

Location Note

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

GUSN

GUSN-225011

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Description

The number 10 steam fire engine is surrounded by workers and onlookers in the midst of rubble on Federal Street, Boston, Massachusetts.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

Boston - 1872 Fire not a J. W. Black photograph found at Parson, Smith House; Windham, ME, Recv'd Oct 1980

Additional Identification Number

OVP collection number OVP 106
James Wallace Black collection number 8
James Wallace Black photo number 52

Physical Description

1 photographic print : albumen, black-and-white, mounted ; 15 1/2 x 11 inches

Collection Code

PC013

Collection Name

James Wallace Black photographic collection of the Boston Fire, 1872

Date of Acquisition

1980

Reference Code

PC013.TMP.008

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

15 1/2 x 11 (HxW)(inches)

Places

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

Record Details

Material Type

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

Other People

Black, James Wallace, 1825-1896

Subjects

Great Fire, Boston, Mass., 1872
Federal Street (Boston, Mass.)
Pearl Street (Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

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