After the great Boston fire, looking towards Franklin Street, 1872

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1872

Location Note

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

GUSN

GUSN-225135

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Description

A large group of officials pose in front of the rubble with workers and onlookers in the back. A man standing in the back, on the left hand side, holds up a sign with the number 18 on it. The Post Office building where the fire was halted 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 110
James Wallace Black collection number 10
negative number 51137-A

Physical Description

1 photographic print : albumen, black-and-white, mounted ; 17 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches

Custodial History

Gift of Mrs. Alex Porter in memory of Mr. Porter, 11 April 1919

Collection Code

PC013

Collection Name

James Wallace Black photographic collection of the Boston Fire, 1872

Date of Acquisition

1919-04-11

Reference Code

PC013.TMP.003

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

17 1/4 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
Franklin Street (Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

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