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Title [Hoboken fire, interior walls charred, ruins outside]
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date May 26, 1897
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Partial brick walls surround piles of charred debris.
Film Size 8 x 10
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Alice Austen took several photographs of the aftermath of a major fire that took place on May 20, 1897 in Hoboken, New Jersey. An article in the New York Times reported that the fire began in a factory and spread to a row of 14 tenement houses.
Earliest Date 1897
Latest Date 1897
Subjects Fires
Ruins
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.7210
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, March 2013.
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