Onlookers stand next to a tall fire ruin, 1872

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1872

Location Note

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

GUSN

GUSN-225012

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Description

Onlookers sit and stand in ruins from the Great Fire of Boston in 1872. A sign visible in the rubble says "Smolander's." There are signs, planted in the rubble, stating where businesses have relocated due to the fire.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Additional Identification Number

James Wallace Black collection number 26

Physical Description

1 photographic print : albumen, black-and-white, mounted ; 17 x 12 1/2 inches

Collection Code

PC013

Collection Name

James Wallace Black photographic collection of the Boston Fire, 1872

Reference Code

PC013.TMP.009

Image Dimensions

17 x 12 1/2 (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

Description Level

Item

Location Note

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