The Great Baltimore Fire Photograph Collection - PP179

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THE GREAT BALTIMORE FIRE PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION – PP179 

1904

INVENTORY LIST

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History

The Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 in Baltimore began at 10:48 a.m. on Sunday, February 7, 1904 with a fire alarm sounding at the Hurst Building, Liberty Street and Hopkins Place on the south side of German Street (now Redwood Street). The fire would continue until Monday at approximately 5 p.m. The Great Fire was the largest municipal disaster in American history up until that time. The cause of the fire has been speculated as beginning with a discarded cigarette or cigar butt falling through a two-inch hole in a glass deadlight in the sidewalk above the basement of the Hurst Building.

Brisk winter winds spread the fire easily and suddenly, Baltimore’s fire department realized that they would not be able to contain the disaster solely and help from the surrounding area, including Washington, D.C.  and Philadelphia, was requested. The fire destroyed 86 blocks and resulted in one direct fatality from the fire and four fatalities from illness attributed to the fire. More than $70 million in property loses were reported. 

PP179.727 Burnt District, The Sun Magazine, 1954
PP179.727 Burnt District map, The Sun Magazine, 1954

Collection Origin

Collected from several donations. Includes donations originally made to the Peale/Baltimore City Life Museum Collection

Scope and Content

The collection consists of eight boxes, one oversized, of prints, negatives, and periodicals. Most photographs depict city streets after the fire was contained. There are many photographs of rubble and skeletons of buildings are the fire. Guards, police, firefights, and unidentified people are included in some photographs. 

Arrangement

The original order of folders and photographs was retained. The prints are described at the folder level and negatives in Box 9 are described to the item level. Box 10 contains oversized periodicals.

Container List

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PP179 Box 1 

Folder

Item ID(s)

Subject Description

Notes

1

PP179.001 - PP179.002

Baltimore Street. Baltimore Street and Liberty Street, looking east.

PP179.1 is a copy print.

2

PP179.003

Baltimore Street. Baltimore Street and South Street, looking northeast.

 

3

PP1279.004

Baltimore Street. North side of Baltimore Street between Holliday Street and Gay Street.

 

4

PP179.005 A - PP179.005 B

Baltimore Street. Baltimore Street looking east.

 

5

PP179.006

Baltimore Street. Baltimore Street and Liberty Street, east.

 

6

PP179.007

Baltimore Street. Looking North from Baltimore Street, east of Calvert

 

7

PP179.008

Baltimore Street. Baltimore Street looking east.

Copy print.

8

PP179.009

Baltimore Street. Looking east on Baltimore Street.

Copy print.

9

PP179.010

Baltimore Street. Looking east on Baltimore Street from Liberty Street.

 

10

PP179.011

Baltimore Street. Baltimore Street and Calvert Street, northeast.

 

11

PP179.012

Baltimore Street. Northwest Baltimore Street and North Street.

 

12

PP179.013

Baltimore Street. German Correspondent (Deutsche Correspondent), Baltimore Street and Custom House Avenue.

 

13

PP179.014

Baltimore Street. Site of F. Arnold and Sons. Hopkins Place, between Baltimore Street and German Street (Redwood Street).

 

14

PP179.015

Baltimore Street. Looking west on Baltimore Street from North Street.

 

15

PP179.016

Baltimore Street. Baltimore Street and Calvert Street south, looking northeast.

 

16

PP179.017

Baltimore Street. West from Post Office Avenue.

 

17

PP179.018

Baltimore Street. Looking west from North Street.

 

18

PP179.019

Baltimore Street. Baltimore Street and South Street, looking northeast.

 

19

PP179.020

Baltimore Street and Calvert Street.

 

20

PP179.021

Baltimore Street. Looking east from Charles Street.

 

21

PP179.022

Baltimore Street. Looking North from Baltimore Street between North Street and Calvert Street. City Hall dome in background.

 

22

PP179.023

Baltimore Street. Looking southeast from Hanover Street

 

23

PP179.024

Baltimore Street. Soldier's Shelter, Liberty Street and Baltimore Street (corner).

 

24

PP179.025

Baltimore Street. Looking west on Baltimore Street from Continental Trust Building.

 

25

PP179.026

Baltimore Street. Officer watching ruins near southeast corner of Baltimore Street and Charles Street.

 

26

PP179.027

Baltimore Street. Looking east on Baltimore Street from Liberty Street.

 

27

PP179.028

Baltimore Street. Maryland Institute Great Hall. Baltimore Street and Market Space.

 

28

PP179.029

Baltimore Street. Looking west on Baltimore Street from Holliday Street.

 

29

PP179.030

Baltimore Street. Corner of Baltimore Street and Park Street.

 

30

PP179.031

Baltimore Street. Ruins from Liberty Street and Baltimore Street.

 

31

PP179.032

Baltimore Street. General view from Calvert Street and Baltimore Street.

 

32

PP179.033

Baltimore Street. Looking east from between Calvert Street and North Street.

 

33

PP179.034

Baltimore Street. West of Charles Street.

 

34

PP179.035

Baltimore Street. 14-16-18 East Baltimore Street.

 

35

PP179.036

Baltimore Street. Looking northeast from Charles Street.

 

36

PP179.037

Calvert Street.

 

37

PP179.038

Calvert Street.

 

38

PP179.039

Calvert Street. Calvert Street, side of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (B&O) Building.

 

39

PP179.040

Calvert Street. South of Baltimore Street, looking north.

 

40

PP179.041

Charles Street. Exchange place in back of Custom House.

 

41

PP179.042

Charles Street. Looking north on Charles Street and Baltimore Street, Union Trust Building in back.

 

42

PP179.043

Charles Street. Charles Street North of Baltimore Street.

 

43

PP179.044

Charles Street. Charles Street looking north from Baltimore Street.

 

 

PP179 Box 2

Folder

Item ID(s)

Subject Description

Notes

1

PP179.045

Charles Street. Charles Street above Fayette Street.

 

2

PP179.046

Charles Street. East side of Charles Street, below Lombard Street.

 

3

PP179.047

Charles Street. From Charles Street and Lombard Street, looking northwest.

 

4

PP179.048

Charles Street. Corner of Charles Street and Baltimore Street, looking north.

 

5

PP179.049

Charles Street. Looking north on Charles Street from German Street (Redwood Street).

 

6

PP179.050

Charles Street. Looking north on Charles Street from Lombard Street.

 

7

PP179.051

Charles Street. Corner of Charles Street and Baltimore Street, looking north.

NOT FOUND.

8

PP179.052

Charles Street. From corner of Charles Street and Lombard Street, looking northeast.

 

9

PP179.053

Fayette Street. Ruins of safe on Fayette Street near Charles Street.

 

10

PP179.054

Fayette Street. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (B&O) Building, from Fayette Street and Calvert Street.

 

11

PP179.055

Fayette Street. From Fayette Street looking between Charles Street and Liberty Street.

 

12

PP179.056

Fayette Street. Looking west on Fayette Street from south front of Post Office.

 

13

PP179.057

Fayette Street. Looking down Fayette Street to Union Trust Building.

 

14

PP179.058

Fayette Street. Townsend Scott and Son Bankers, Fayette Street near Calvert Street.

 

15

PP179.059

Fayette Street. John S. Gittings Company Bank, East Fayette Street and Guilford Street.

 

16

PP179.060

Fayette Street. East Fayette Street from Post Office, showing Gittings Bank (which was saved).

 

17

PP179.061

Fayette Street. Fayette Street opposite the Post Office.

 

18

PP179.062

Fayette St. Annapolis Soldiers eating lunch, Fayette Street west of Gay Street.

 

19

PP179.063

Fayette Street. Courthouse.

 

20

PP179.064

Fayette Street. Holliday Street and Fayette Street, looking east.

 

21

PP179.065

Fayette Street. South side of Fayette Street between Calvert Street and North Street.

 

22

PP179.066

Fayette Street. Fayette Street and McClellan Alley, looking east.

 

23

PP179.067

Fayette Street. South side of Fayette Street between North Street and Calvert Street.

 

24

PP179.068

Fayette Street.

 

25

PP179.069

Fayette Street. Fayette Street and Calvert Street from the Courthouse.

 

26

PP179.070

German Street (Redwood Street). Gay Street and Baltimore Street, looking northwest.

 

27

PP179.071

German Street (Redwood Street). Church of the Messiah, southwest corner of Gay Street and Fayette Street.

 

28

PP179.072

German Street (Redwood Street). Looking north on Gay Street from Lombard Street.

 

29

PP179.073

German Street (Redwood Street). Looking west on German Street from Calvert Street.

 

30

PP179.074

German Street (Redwood Street). Looking north up Wine Alley from German Street  (Redwood Street).

 

31

PP179.075

German Street (Redwood Street). South side of German Street (Redwood Street). Between Calvert Street and Light Street.

 

32

PP179.076

German Street (Redwood Street). German Street (Redwood Street) and Calvert Street, looking south.

 

33

PP179.077

German Street (Redwood Street). Continental Trust Building, Calvert Building, looking east on Redwood Street.

 

34

PP179.078

German Street (Redwood Street). Removing safe from building, northwest corner of German Street (Redwood Street) and South Street.

 

35

PP179.079

German Street (Redwood Street). Pulling down walls at German Street (Redwood Street) and Liberty Street, looking east.

 

36

PP179.080

German Street (Redwood Street). Northwest corner of Hopkins Place and German Street (Redwood Street).

 

37

PP179.081

German Street (Redwood Street). Looking north from Gay Street and Lombard Street.

 

38

PP179.082

German Street (Redwood Street). South of German Street (Redwood Street) looking north to rear of Calvert Building.

 

39

PP179.083

German Street (Redwood Street). South of German Street (Redwood Street) looking north to rear of Calvert Building.

 

40

PP179.084

Hanover Street and Lombard Street.

 

 

PP179 Box 3

Folder

Item ID(s)

Subject Description

Notes

1

PP179.085

Chandler, Quarles and Company, 9-13 West Lombard Street. Southeast corner of Hanover Street and Lombard Street.

 

2

PP179.086

Hanover Street and Lombard Street, looking northwest.

 

3

PP179.087

New Assembly Rooms, northeast corner of Hanover Street and Lombard Street.

 

4

PP179.088

Hanover Street and Lombard Street.

 

5

PP179.089

Holliday Street. Abandoned safes on South Holiday Street.

 

6

PP179.090

Holliday Street. Abandoned safes on South Holiday Street.

 

7

PP179.091

Holliday Street. Custom House and abandoned safes on south Holliday Street.

 

8

PP179.092

Holliday Street. Looking over Custom House from Gillet Lilly Building.

 

9

PP179.093

Holliday Street. Ruined safes on south Holliday Street.

 

10

PP179.094

Lexington Street. Ruins of Pattison and Gahan, Lexington Street below Charles Street.

 

11

PP179.095

Lexington Street. Guggenheimer, Weil and Company, 43 south Liberty Street at Lombard Street.

 

12

PP179.096

Lexington Street. Liberty Street north of Lombard Street.

 

13

PP179.097

Liberty Street and Lombard Street.

 

14

PP179.098

Light Street. Looking north on Light Street from German Street (Redwood Street).

 

15

PP179.099

Light Street. Light Street and Mercer Street, southeast.

 

16

PP179.100

Light Street. National Bank of Baltimore, Light Street and Baltimore Street.

 

17

PP119.101

Light Street. Pratt Street and Light Street.

 

18

PP179.102

City Hall looking northeast towards the Fidelity Building from Lombard Street and Howard Street.

 

19

PP179.103

Lombard Street and Liberty Street, northeast corner.

 

20

PP179.104

Looking up Lombard Street from Hanover Street.

 

21

PP179.105

Looking northeast from Lombard Street and Sharp Street.

 

22

PP179.106

On Lombard Street near South Street.

 

23

PP179.107

Public Store, Tobacco Warehouse, southeast corner of Lombard Street and Gay Street.

 

24

PP179.108

Marsh Market Street and Water Street, looking west.

 

25

PP179.109

Post Office Avenue, looking north.

 

26

PP179.110

Post Office Avenue, looking north.

 

27

PP179.111

Ruins on Pratt Street, east from Light Street.

 

28

PP179.112

Anderson Building and Ireland Building. Pratt Street and Light Street.

 

29

PP179.113

Pratt Street. Long Docks looking south from Pratt Street.

 

30

PP179.114

Pratt Street. Pratt Street Power House.

 

31

PP179.115

Pratt Street. Pratt Street and Dugan’s Wharf.

 

32

PP179.116

Pratt Street. Looking north from Pratt Street, Custom House in background.

 

33

PP179.117

Pratt Street. Pratt Street and Jones Falls.

 

34

PP179.118

Pratt Street. Pratt Street Power House.

 

35

PP179.119

Pratt Street. Pratt Street and Gay Street, west.

 

36

PP179.120

St. Paul Street. Wooden building beside Herald Office, St. Paul Street side.

 

37

PP179.121

Sharp Street. Sharp Street looking north from German Street (Redwood Street).

 

38

PP179.121b

Sharp Street. Sharp Street looking north from German Street (Redwood Street).

 

39

PP179.122

South Street. South Street opposite German Street (Redwood Street).

 

40

PP179.123

Sharp Street. Sharp Street looking north from German Street (Redwood Street).

 

 

PP179 Box 4 

Folder

Item ID(s)

Subject Description

Notes

1

PP179.124

South Street looking north from Lombard Street.

 

2

PP179.125

Bank, northwest corner of South Street and Lombard Street.

 

3

PP179.126

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (B&O) Building, Baltimore Street.

 

4

PP179.127

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (B&O) Building, Baltimore Street.

 

5

PP179.128

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (B&O) Building, Baltimore Street.

 

6

PP179.129

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (B&O) Building, Baltimore Street.

 

7

PP179.130

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (B&O) Building, Baltimore Street.

 

8

PP179.131

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (B&O) Building, Baltimore Street.

 

9

PP179.132

Bank of Baltimore, northeast corner of Baltimore Street and St. Paul Street.

 

10

PP179.133

Front of Carrollton Hotel.

 

11

PP179.134

Ruins of Carrollton Hotel.

 

12

PP179.135

Carrollton Hotel and Maryland Trust Building.

 

13

PP179.136

Chamber of Commerce Building, Holliday Street.

 

14

PP179.137

Chamber of Commerce Building, Holliday Street looking south.

 

15

PP179.138

Chamber of Commerce Building, Holliday Street.

 

16

PP179.139

Chamber of Commerce Building, Holliday Street.

 

17

PP179.140

Church of the Messiah, Fayette Street.

 

18

PP179.141

Church of the Messiah, Fayette Street.

 

19

PP179.142

Church of the Messiah, Fayette Street.

 

20

PP179.143

Equitable Building (Ruins).

 

21

PP179.144

Equitable Building.

Bottom left corner of photograph is damaged.

22

PP179.145

Fireman's Insurance Company, South Street and Water Street.

 

23

PP179.146

Hambleton Bank, Calvert Street, between Baltimore Street and German Street (Redwood Street).

 

24

PP179.147

Hambleton Bank, Calvert Street near German Street (Redwood Street).

 

25

PP179.148

Hopkins Place, Savings Bank.

 

26

PP179.149

International Trust Company, Baltimore Street between Charles Street and Light Street.

 

27

PP179.150

From Liberty Street and Lombard Street, looking ruins of John E. Hurst Building, where fire began.

 

28

PP179.151

John E. Hurst Building, Liberty Street.

 

29

PP179.152

John E. Hurst Building, Liberty Street (beginning of fire).

 

30

PP179.153

Maryland Life Insurance Building, northwest corner of South Street and German Street (Redwood Street).

 

31

PP179.154

Maryland Trust and Continental Building, looking northwest.

 

32

PP179.155

Maryland Trust Building, rear view.

 

33

PP179.156

Monumental Theatre, looking towards Custom House.

 

34

PP179.157

Safe Deposit and Trust Company.

 

35

PP179.158

Savings Bank of Baltimore, Water Street and Gay Street.

 

36

PP179.159

Union Trust Building, from Calvert Building.

 

37

PP179.160

Union Trust Building.

 

38

PP179.161

International Trust Company.

 

 

PP179 Box 5

Folder

Item ID(s)

Subject Description

Notes

1

PP179.162

Looking north toward O'Neills Department Store.

 

2

PP179.163

Fire Ruins. O'Donnell's Wharf, looking north.

 

3

PP179.164

Smokey aftermath of fire. Looking south from third floor of Post Office.

NOT FOUND.

4

PP179.164

Fire damage. Looking northeast from Gay Street and Lombard Street.

 

5

PP179.166

Fire damage. View from Lombard Street Bridge over Jones Falls, looking southwest.

 

8

PP179.167

View from Equitable Building, looking southwest.

 

9

PP179.168

View of rubble.

 

10

PP179.169

View of rubble.

 

11

PP179.170

Fire damage. Looking northeast from the United States Warehouse, Gay Street and Lombard Street.

 

12

PP179.171

Aftermath of fire. Looking east from Gay Street and Lombard Street.

 

13

PP179.172

Maryland Trust Company, Continental Trust, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (B&O) Building, Equitable Building.

 

14

PP179.173

Fayette Street and Calvert Street from the Courthouse.

 

15

PP179.174

Looking southeast from Continental Trust Building.

 

16

PP179.176

O'Neill's Department Store

 

17

PP179.175

Dynamite gang.

 

18

PP179.177

Unidentified ruins.

 

19

PP179.178

Ruins from Calvert Building looking south.

 

20

PP179.179

View of ruins.

 

20b

PP179.180

View of ruins, looking toward City Hall.

 

21

PP179.181

"Birds-eye view" from Hanover Street and Lombard Street.

 

22

PP179.182

Looking northwest from Frederick Street and Water Street.

 

23

PP179.183

Looking northeast from Continental Trust Building.

 

24

PP179.184

From Continental Trust Building, looking west on Baltimore Street.

 

25

PP179.185

General view looking southeast from Baltimore Street and Charles Street.

 

26

PP179.186

Ruins of the Great Fire.

General view looking southeast from Baltimore Street and Charles Street. (same as PP179.185)

27

PP179.187

Views of ruins.

2 photos

28

PP179.188

Calvert Building in distance.

2 photos

29

PP179.189

Fayette Street looking east at corner of Liberty Street.

 

30

PP179.190

Unidentified ruins.

 

31

PP179.191

Unidentified street view.

 

32

PP179.192

Rebuilding. Ramp on Savings Bank of Baltimore.

3 photos

33

PP179.193

Post-fire (2 views): Improvised railway on Charles Street between German street (Redwood Street) and Lombard Street (top); Anderson building and Ireland building, Pratt Street and Light Street.

3 photos

34

PP179.194

Cleaning up ruins at the foot of Holliday Street.

 

35

PP179.195

Third floor of Equitable Building. Southwest corner, Calvert Street and Fayette Street.

 

36

PP179.196

Foot of Center Market Space looking west.

 

37

PP179.197

Activity at Hanover Street and Lombard Street.

 

38

PP179.198

Cleaning up ruins at foot of Holliday Street.

 

39

PP179.199

Opening a safe on Frederick Street.

 

40

PP179.200

Interior of Townsend Scott and Company, bankers.

 

41

PP179.201

Lifting a safe on St. Paul Street.

 

42

PP179.202

From Maryland Building looking south.

 

43

PP179.203

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (B&O) Building.

 

44

PP179.204

Center Market Space from Pratt Street looking north.

 

45

PP179.205

Baltimore Street east of Light Street.

 

46

PP179.206

Showing effect of fire on metallic shutters.

 

47

PP179.207

Interior of Calvert Building.

 

48

PP179.208

Ruined safe on Calvert Building.

 

49

PP179.209

Gans and Hanans Office, Calvert Building.

 

50

PP179.210

Lunch room interior of Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company Building.

 

 

PP179 Box 6

Folder

Item ID(s)

Subject Description

Notes

1

PP179.211

Pillar in the Calvert Building.

 

2

PP179.212

A corner in the Continental Trust Building.

 

3

PP179.213

Third Floor of the Continental Trust Building.

 

4

PP179.214

Interior of Continental Trust Building, first floor.

 

5

PP179.215

Tenth floor of the Continental Trust Building.

 

6

PP179.216

Tenth floor of the Continental Trust Building.

 

7

PP179.217

Interior of Continental Trust Building.

 

8

PP179.218

Interior of Continental Trust Building.

 

9

PP179.219

Corridor in Equitable Building.

 

10

PP179.220

Courtyard of the Equitable Building.

 

11

PP179.221

Third Floor of the Equitable Building.

 

12

PP179.222

Interior of First National Bank. South Street below Baltimore Street.

 

13

PP179.223

Interior of Herald Office.

 

14

PP179.224

Maryland Trust Company building. Room on third floor.

 

15

PP179.225

R. G. Dun's room in Maryland Building.

 

16

PP179.225

Standard Oil Company room in Maryland Building.

 

17

PP179.226 - PP179.333

Baltimore Fire.

 

18

PP179.334 - PP179.441

Baltimore Fire.

 

19

PP179.442 - PP179.456

Fire photos from scrapbook.

 

1

PP179.211

Pillar in the Calvert Building.

 

2

PP179.212

A corner in the Continental Trust Building.

 

3

PP179.213

Third Floor of the Continental Trust Building.

 

4

PP179.214

Interior of Continental Trust Building, first floor.

 

5

PP179.215

Tenth floor of the Continental Trust Building.

 

6

PP179.216

Tenth floor of the Continental Trust Building.

 

7

PP179.217

Interior of Continental Trust Building.

 

8

PP179.218

Interior of Continental Trust Building.

 

9

PP179.219

Corridor in Equitable Building.

 

10

PP179.220

Courtyard of the Equitable Building.

 

11

PP179.221

Third Floor of the Equitable Building.

 

12

PP179.222

Interior of First National Bank. South Street below Baltimore Street.

 

13

PP179.223

Interior of Herald Office.

 

14

PP179.224

Maryland Trust Company building. Room on third floor.

 

15

PP179.225

R. G. Dun's room in Maryland Building.

 

16

PP179.225

Standard Oil Company room in Maryland Building.

 

17

PP179.226 - PP179.333

Baltimore Fire.

 

18

PP179.334 - PP179.441

Baltimore Fire.

 

19

PP179.442 - PP179.456

Fire photos from scrapbook.

 

 

PP179 Box 7

Folder

Item ID(s)

Subject Description

Notes

1

PP179.457

View from Eiseman Brothers Building, German Street (Redwood Street) near Liberty Street, looking east.

 

2

PP179.458

View of fire damage near United Electrical Light and

Power Company.

 

3

PP179.459

View of downtown from Church Home and Infirmary.

Caution: Fragile.

4

PP179.460

Fireboat cataract fighting the flames.

 

5

PP179.461

Looking across the harbor from Federal Hill.

 

6

PP179.462

Looking across the harbor from Federal Hill.

Includes copy print.

7

PP179.463 A - PP179.463 B

Detectives guarding Burnt District

PP179.463b is a copy print, removed from the Peale/BCLM collection.

8

PP179.464

Looking across the harbor from Federal Hill.

Includes copy prints.

9

PP179.465

Fireboat fighting fire from the harbor

 

10

PP179.466

Burning of Gambrill's Mills - looking across the harbor from Federal Hill.

 

11

PP179.467

View of burning piers from Federal Hill

 

12

PP179.468

Looking across the harbor from Federal Hill.

Includes copy print.

13

PP179.469

Bowley's Wharf from Light Street.

 

14

PP179.470

Looking across the harbor from Federal Hill.

 

15

PP179.471 A - PP179.471 B

Fighting fire at Hopkins Place and Lombard Street.

Includes copy prints.

16

PP179.472

Mayor Robert McLane and Fire Department officials watching fire.

 

17

PP179.473

Removing goods from stores on Charles Street south of Baltimore Street.

 

18

PP179.474 A - PP179.474 B

Fire fighting in unit block west Baltimore Street, view looking west. Businesses: J.S. MacDonald (2 West Baltimore Street), The Globe (8 West Baltimore Street).

Includes copy negative.

19

PP179.475

Fighting fire - Linking fire trucks to water hydrants.

 

20

PP179.476

Fighting fire - Manufacturer's National Bank, Baltimore Street and Liberty Street.

 

21

PP179.477

Fighting fire - looking east on German Street near Howard Street. Shows National Exchange Bank and John E. Hurst building.

Includes copy print.

22

PP179.478

Group portrait. Fire Engine parked in front of National Exchange Bank.

 

23

PP179.479

Fighting fire - looking east on Lombard Street from Sharp Street.

 

24

PP179.480

Fighting fire - unidentified building.

 

25

PP179.481

North Street looking south from Fayette Street, crowd watching fire containment.

Removed from Peale/BCLM collection. Catalog number MC2418

26

PP179.482

 

Removed for Fire Exhibit, December 2003, Nancy Davis.

27

PP179.483 A - PP179.483 B

View of fire at its height; View taken from Lombard Street and Pratt Street.

 

28

PP179.484 - PP179.485

Frozen telephone lines. Anderson building and Ireland building, Pratt Street and Light Street.

 

29

PP179.486

Fighting fire - view of unit block east Pratt Street (north side) looking east toward Light Street. Shows J.C. Knight commercial merchant, 16 Pratt Street.

 

30

PP179.487

Crowd watching fire ruins.

 

31

PP179.488

Fighting fire - Manufacturer's National Bank, Baltimore Street and Liberty Street.

 

32

PP179.489

Fighting fire at Hopkins Place and Lombard Street.

NOT FOUND.

33

PP179.490

View of fire from Fidelity Building. Shows City Hall dome.

 

34

PP179.491

Carrollton Hotel after fire.

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number  1985.83.10

34

PP179.492

Carrollton Hotel after fire.

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number 1985.83.11

34

PP179.493

Maryland Institute and surrounding area after fire.

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number  1985.83.1

34

PP179.494

Anderson building and Ireland building. Pratt Street and Light Street. Shows frozen telephone lines.

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number  1985.83.8

34

PP179.495

Maryland Trust Company building and Continental Trust Company building after fire.

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number  1985.83.7

34

PP179.496

Maryland Institute Great Hall after fire.

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number  1985.83.2

34

PP179.497

Maryland Institute Great Hall after fire.

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number  1985.83.3

35

PP179.498 - PP179.503

The Sun Building (Baltimore Street and South Street); Standard Oil Company Building (Pratt Street and South Street); Chamber of Commerce (Holliday Street and Water Street); Anderson and Ireland Building (Light Street and Pratt Street); Guggenheimer, Weil and Company; Bowley's Wharf, Pratt Street.

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number  1985.83

36

PP179.504 - PP179.512

Strauss Eiseman Company; International Trust Company; Continental Trust Company; Rialto Building; Holliday Street and Fayette Street; Lombard Street near Sharp Street; Hopkins Place; Farmers and Merchants Bank (Lombard Street and South Street).

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number 1985.83

37

PP179.513 - PP179.522

Market Space looking north from Pratt Street; Northwest corner of Lombard Street and Charles Street; Calvert Street and Water Street; Northeast corner of Baltimore Street and Liberty Street; Looking north on Holliday Street from Pratt Street; Pratt Street (Maltby House?); and unidentified buildings and streets.

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number 1985.83

 

PP179 Box 8 

Folder

Item ID(s)

Subject Description

Notes

1

PP179.523 - PP179.527

Fire ruins. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (B&O) building, Union Trust Company building, and Church of Messiah.

PP1973590 is a negative

2

PP179.528

Sun Building ruins.

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number  CC549

3

PP179.529

Fire in progress.

 

4

PP179.530

Burned Distrcit Map. The Sun, Baltimore, February 9, 1904.

Mounted newsprint.

5

PP179.531 - PP179.564

"Through the Ruins With a Camera." Prints used in fire brochure.

 

6

PP179.565 - PP179.567

Photographs printed on postcard paper. Ruins after fire. (Three images are the same.)

Photographs possibly by or owned by John Dubas.

7

PP179.568

Panorama of damage caused by fire. Southeast corner of Baltimore Street and South Street.

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number  CC240

8

PP179.568

Baltimore fire in progress. Church of the Messiah P.E. Church. Gay Street and Fayette Street, Baltimore.

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number  CC284

9

PP179.569

Typewriter found on the 10th floor of the Calvert Building (after fire).

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number  MC2418

10

PP179.570 - PP179.571

Ruins of Maryland Institute, Great Hall.

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number  MC2418

11

PP179.572

Looking south from Lexington, below Charles Street.

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number MC2418

12

PP179.573

Light Street and Lombard Street north.

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number MC2418

13

PP179.574

Baltimore Street looking east from Darby Building, Baltimore Street and Howard Street.

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number  MC2418

14

PP179.575 - PP179.576

Looking southeast from Baltimore Street east of Charles Street; looking north from Baltimore Street east of Charles Street.

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number  MC2418

15

PP179.577

Baltimore Street between St. Paul Street and Charles Street.

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number  MC2418

16

PP179.578

Looking northeast from Continental Trust Building.

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number MC2418

17

PP179.579 - PP179.580

St. Paul Street and Baltimore Street looking east.

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number  MC2418

18

PP179.581

Sun Building and Continental Trust Company building. Baltimore Street, looking west, east of South Street.

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number  MC2419

19

PP179.582

Opening a safe on East Baltimore Street after fire.

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number  MC2419

20

PP179.583

Elevated view of Baltimore City after fire. Looking east from German Street and Liberty Street.

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number  MC2419

21

PP179.584

Metal cabinet in Calvert Building after fire.

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number  MC2419

22

PP179.585

Ruins at Fayette Street and Holliday Street.

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number  MC2419

23

PP179.586

Baltimore Street and Gay Street looking south after fire.

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number  MC2419

24

PP179.587 - PP179.588

Looking north across Baltimore Street from Hanover Street.

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number  MC2419

25

PP179.589

Northeast from German Street and Sharp Street.

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number  MC2419

26

PP179.590

Maryland Institute after fire. Great Hall.

 

27

PP179.591

Fire in progress from Hamilton Terrace.

Removed from Peale/BCLM Collection. Catalog number  1969.5

28

PP179.592

Damage after fire. Looking south on Calvert Street above Fayette Street. Battle Monument (War of 1812) on left. Equitable Building on right and Continental Building in distance.

 

 

PP179 Box 9 

Item ID(s)

Subject Description

Notes

PP179.593

Unidentified ruins. National Guard or police officer in foreground.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.594

Line of National Guard or police officers.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.595

Unidentified ruins.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.596

Unidentified ruins, officer on horseback.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.597

Unidentified ruins, men in hats in foreground.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.598

Unidentified ruins.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.599

Crowd on unidentified street.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.600

Unidentified ruins and carts.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.601

Unidentified ruins.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.602

Unidentified building (not damaged by fire).

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.603

Unidentified ruins.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.604

Unidentified ruins.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.605

Unidentified ruins.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.606

Unidentified ruins.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.607

Unidentified ruins. Two men in foreground.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.608

Unidentified ruins.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.609

Unidentified ruins. Man in foreground.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.610

Unidentified ruins.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.611

Unidentified ruins.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.612

Unidentified ruins.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.613

Unidentified ruins.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.614

Unidentified ruins. Man on horse-drawn cart.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.615

Unidentified ruins. National Guard or police office in foreground.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.616

Unidentified crowd.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.617

Unidentified crowd.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.618

Unidentified ruins. National Guard or police office in foreground.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.619

Unidentified ruins.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.620

Unidentified ruins. Horse-drawn cart in foreground.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.621

Unidentified ruins.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.622

Unidentified ruins.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.623

Unidentified ruins.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.624

Unidentified ruins.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.625

Unidentified ruins. Men on horseback.

2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch negative

PP179.626

Unidentified building. ?? Toward Equitable ??

4 x 5 inch negative

PP179.627

Looking southeast from Charles Street.

4 x 5 inch negative

PP179.628

? Roof of Charles ? Toward Equitable ?

4 x 5 inch negative

PP179.629

Unidentified ruins. People in foreground.

4 x 5 inch negative

PP179.630

Looking west on Baltimore Street, corner of Fayette Street or Harrison Street.

4 x 5 inch negative

PP179.631

Unidentified ruins.

4 x 5 inch negative

PP179.632

Ruins at Marsh Market.

4 x 5 inch negative

PP179.633

Looking west on Baltimore Street from site of Maryland Institute.

4 x 5 inch negative

PP179.634

Man on unidentified building.

4 x 5 inch negative

PP179.635

Ruins of Maryland Institute, Great Hall.

4 x 5 inch negative

PP179.636

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (B&O) building.

4 x 5 inch negative

PP179.637

Church of the Messiah, Fayette Street, after fire.

4 x 5 inch negative

PP179.638

Unidentified ruins.

4 x 5 inch negative

PP179.639

Looking northwest from Marsh Market. Shows City Hall dome and horse-drawn carriage.

4 x 5 inch negative

PP179.640

International Trust Company, Baltimore Street between Charles Street and Light Street.

4 x 5 inch negative

PP179.641

Unidentified group portrait (two men and one woman).

4 x 5 inch negative

PP179.642

Ruins. Looking east on Baltimore Street from corner of Liberty Street.

4 x 5 inch negative

PP179.643

Looking east on Pratt Street and Charles Street. Maltby House on left.

4 x 5 inch negative

PP179.644

Union Trust Company building.

4 x 5 inch negative

PP179.645

Unidentified ruins.

4 x 5 inch negative

PP179.646

Unidentified ruins.

4 x 5 inch negative

PP179.647

Unidentified buildings.

4 x 5 inch negative

PP179.648

Herald Building ?

4 x 5 inch negative

PP179.649

Unidentified ruins.

4 x 5 inch negative

PP179.650

Unidentified ruins with sign regarding fire.

4 x 5 inch negative

PP179.651

Looking south on Charles Street.

4 x 5 inch negative

 

PP179 Box 10 (Oversized) 

Folder

Item ID(s)

Subject Description

Notes

1

PP179.726

Periodical. Harper's Weekly. Vol. XLVIII, No. 2460. New York, Saturday, February 13, 1904. Copyright, 1904, Harper & Brothers. Page 247," Baltimore's Great Fire. An account from our speical correspondent, giving some of the impressions of an eye-witness of one of the most disastrous fires our country has ever known."

9.5 x 14 inch periodical

2

PP179.727

Periodical. The Sun Magazine. Metrogravure. February 7, 1954. Baltimore, Maryland. Complete issue on Great Fire of 1904.

11 x 3.25 inch periodical

 

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