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Protestants, remember the massacre of St. Bartholemews in Paris, & the burning of martyrs in Smithfield

Print shows a British minister handing a copy of the Québec Act to a kneeling bishop, George III is standing to the left, next to him is Lord Bute, with another minister and other clergymen completing the audie... more

The town of Falmouth, burnt, by Captain Moet, Octbr. 18th 1775

Print shows bird's-eye view of the burning of Falmouth, Maine, by Captain Henry Mowat, whose ships, in the foreground, fire on the town.

Incendie de New-York / dessiné par le Barbier peintre du Roi ; gravé par L. Halbou sculp.

Print shows a riot in New York City and several buildings on fire.

L'ignorance prouvée. Ou les evénements de la journée du 11 juillet 1784 au Luxembourg

French cartoon ridicules the attempt of Abbé Miollan and Janinet to ascend in a hot air balloon by showing the balloon on fire and billowing smoke while being inflated on July 11, 1784 at the Luxembourg gardens... more

La physique confond l'ignorance Dedié aux souscripteurs.

French cartoon shows a woman (Physics personified) whipping the bare bottom of one man (possibly Janinet) while another (possibly Abbé Miollan), walks away pulling up his trousers. In the background, men are in... more

True reform of Parliament,--i.e.--patriots lighting a revolutionary-bonfire in new Palace Yard / Js. Gillray, inv. & fect.

Print shows Sir Francis Burdett making a speech and waving a bonnet rouge shaped like a fool's cap as Horne Tooke lights on fire a pile of acts and charters, as well as a Bible, with a flaming baton labeled "Se... more

Washington. [A] representation of the capture of the city of Washington, by the British forces under the command of Major Genl. Ross and Rear Adml. Sir I. Cockburn, August 24th 1814, wherein are shown, the fort and the flotilla

Print shows British soldiers in the foreground and British ships on the Potomac River bombarding Washington, D.C., which appears atop a hill, with several buildings burning.

Sellers & Pennock 231 High Street Philadelphia

Print shows an advertisement for Sellers & Pennock showing several men operating a firehose water-pumping machine.


Print shows travelers warming themselves by a fire next to a large pine tree, with view across a field of haystacks and buildings near the Hamamatsu station on the Tōkaidō Road.

Minamoto no muneyuki ason

Print shows five men warming themselves by a fire outside a hut covered with snow.

President's house after its destruction by the British

Print shows fire damage to the White House after burning by the British during the war of 1812.

Signal fires on the Slievenamon Mountains - Ireland, 1848 / Lith. & pub. by N. Currier, 152 Nassau St. Cor. of Spruce N.Y.

Print shows a group of men surrounding a bonfire on a mountaintop during an insurrection in Tipperary. Three men hold weapons while other men tend the fire.

Public library and temple of the winds / W. Simpson del. ; E. Walker lith. ; Day & Son, Lithrs. to the Queen.

Destruction of the public library and the Temple of the Winds following the Russian evacuation of Sevastopolʹ on September 8th 1855.

The burning of the City Hall, New York, August 18, 1858

Crowd watching as firemen fight fire on top of City Hall, New York City.

Fire next door to Willard's Hotel, Washington, D.C. Ellsworth's New York fire Zouaves extinguishing the flames / / from a sketch by our special artist.

Engraving showing building on fire next to Willard Hotel; Ellworth's New York fire Zouaves firefighters in action with fire pumps and hoses; crowd gathered on street watching flames pouring from windows and roo... more

The burning of the United States arsenal at Harper's Ferry, 10 P.M. April 18, 1861 / sketched by D.H. Strother.

Print shows the arsenal at Harpers Ferry in flames as soldiers and citizens carry away to safety the munitions that were stored there.

Burning of the Smithsonian Institute at Washington, January 24, 1865 / sketched by Philip Wharton.

Wood engraving showing the Smithsonian Institution engulfed in flames.