Massachusetts Haverhill Fire Of 1882, Firemen Washington Street, Antique Print
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You are offerding on a large original antique print from an 1880s illustrated journal. The quality of the printing from that era was exceptional.
It depicts Haverhill Massachusetts during the fire disaster of 1882. A close up shows a Haverhill fireman from the Hose 1 COmpany battling the blaze. Also shown is Washington Street, a view of the town from the west, and a view from the railroad bridge.
In 1882 a massive fire destroyed much of the city's mill section, in a blaze that encompassed over 10 acres (4.0 ha). Firefighting efforts were hampered by not only the primitive fire fighting equipment of the period, but also high winds and freezing temperatures. The nearby water source – the Merrimack River – was frozen, and hoses dropped through the ice tended to freeze as well. A New York Times report the next day established the damage at 300 businesses destroyed and damage worth approximately $2M (in 1882 dollars).
Haverhill is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. Located on the Merrimack River, it began as a farming community of Puritans, largely from Newbury Plantation. The land was officially purchased from the Pentuckets on November 15, 1642 (a year after incorporation) for three pounds, ten shillings. Pentucket was renamed Haverhill and would evolve into an important industrial center, beginning with sawmills and gristmills run by water power. In the 18th and 19th century, Haverhill developed woolen mills, tanneries, shipping and shipbuilding. The town was for many decades home to a significant shoe-making industry.The print is very large (folio size), measuring approximately 11 x 16 inches (28 x 40.5 cm). The picture fills most of the page, with a caption below.
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The page is in excellent condition for its age. There is text/photos on the back of the print. See scan for an accurate view of the condition.
This is GENUINE antique/vintage item. It is not a modern reproduction.
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