Ruins, looking southwest from U.S. Custom House, Portland, 1866

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A stereograph view of the burnt district of Portland, looking southwest from the U.S. Custom House. The fire began on July 4, 1866, from a firecracker.

It started near the waterfront and burned a large portion of downtown.

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  • Title: Ruins, looking southwest from U.S. Custom House, Portland, 1866
  • Creator: John P. Soule
  • Creation Date: 1866-07-12
  • Subject Date: 1866-07-04
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Stereograph
  • Dimensions: 9 cm x 17 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 2033, No. 472
  • Collection: Great Portland Fire of 1866 stereoscopic photographs
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
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