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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.
About This Item
- Title: Ruins, looking southwest from U.S. Custom House, Portland, 1866
- Creator: John P. Soule
- Creation Date: 1866-07-12
- Subject Date: 1866-07-12
- 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
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Fireworks--Accidents and injuries
- Great Fire of Portland, 1866 (Me.)--Disasters
- United States Custom House (Portland, Me.)
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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