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George Frederick Morse, a Portland artist and arts supporter, portrayed the Great Fire of Portland as viewed from Commercial Street near the Head of Richardson's Wharf.
Morse (1824-1926) did four paintings of the Great Fire.
He was a draftsman and later superintendent of the Portland Company.
About This Item
- Title: Painting of Great Fire, Portland, 1866
- Creator: Morse, George Frederick
- Creation Date: 1866
- Subject Date: 1866-07-04
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Oil, canvas, wood
- Dimensions: 45 cm x 62 cm
- Local Code: A86-827; 1732*
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Great Fire, Portland, Me., 1866
- Morse, George Frederic, 1834-1926
- Portland (Me.)--Fire, 1866
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