Item 100107 - Portland burned, 1866

Item 100107 - Portland burned, 1866
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Item 100107
Portland burned, 1866
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The lithograph created after the Portland Fire of July 4, 1866, shows tents that the city provided as temporary shelter for people who lost their homes.

Black & Case took the photograph from which this print was made was taken on July 7, three days after the fire, which burned 1,800 buildings and left nearly 10,000 people homeless.

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