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[Men operating water pumps during building fire]

[Men operating water pumps during building fire]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Theatrum machinarvm novvm, exhibeus aqvarias, alatas, ivmentarias, manuarias .... Coloniæ Agrippinæ : sumptibus P. Principis, 1662. Published in: The tradition of tech... more

[Native American mortuary customs: row of Indians carrying bodies over their shoulders to fires, platform with skeletons hanging above and bones below on benches, and groups of Indians standing around fires and poles hung with cloth or skins]

[Native American mortuary customs: row of Indians carrying bodies over...

Illus. in: Moeurs des sauvages ameriquains, comparées aux moeurs des premiers temps / Joseph Francois Lafitau. Paris : Saugrain l'aîné [etc.], 1724, v. 2, pl. 22, opp. p. 456.

Night

Night

Scene near Charing Cross with le Sueur's equestrian statue of Charles I in the background and celebrations of the anniversary of the Restoration of Charles II (29 May, known as "Oak Apple Day"). In the foregrou... more

Night

Night

Scene near Charing Cross with le Sueur's equestrian statue of Charles I in the background and celebrations of the anniversary of the Restoration of Charles II (29 May, known as "Oak Apple Day"). In the foregrou... more

A plan of the town of Boston, in New-England, distinguishing that part which was burnt in 1760

A plan of the town of Boston, in New-England, distinguishing that part...

Plan of the city of Boston, showing the part of the city near the Old Wharf that was destroyed by fire. Street names are labeled. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

The times, pl. 1

The times, pl. 1

A city on fire, emblematic of the Seven Years War and George III's efforts to bring about peace. In the center, a fire-engine on which stands a man with a badge lettered "GR" aiming his hose at a shop-sign of t... more

Afbeelding van de Schouwplaats, geduurende den Brand van den Shouwburg te Amsterdam, de 11den May, 1772 Vue de la Salle du Spectacle d'Amsterdam pendant l'Incendie, le 11e. May, 1772 P. Barbiers, ad vivum del. ; C. Bogerts, sculpsit ; T. Crajenschot, excudit

Afbeelding van de Schouwplaats, geduurende den Brand van den Shouwburg...

Print shows an interior view of a theater with flames emerging on the left, as the frightened audience rushes to escape, in Amsterdam, May 11, 1772. Title from item.

Orders to be observed during the time of fires by the inhabitants .. [Stringent directions to be observed by the inhabitants and the military] Given at Head-Quarters in Boston, this eighteenth day of November, 1775. [Boston: Printed by John Howe

Orders to be observed during the time of fires by the inhabitants .. [...

Positive Photostat.; Stamped on verso: 504. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Collectio... more

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

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

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

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. Title from item. Illus. in: An impartial history of the war in America, b... more

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

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

Print shows a riot in New York City and several buildings on fire. Title from item. Illus. in: Essais historiques et politiques sur les Anglo-Américains, ... / par M. Hilliard d'Auberteuil .... Bruxelles : 1782... more

La physique confond l'ignorance Dedié aux souscripteurs.

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

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

L'ignorance prouvée. Ou les evénements de la journée du 11 juillet 178...

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

A plan of the city of Savannah : with a drawing of the part of the city burnt in the dreadful fires of the 26 November & 6 December, 1796.

A plan of the city of Savannah : with a drawing of the part of the cit...

Relief shown pictorially. Oriented with north toward lower right. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Select buildings shown pictorially. Annotations in pencil. Minor tears around edges of sheet repaired by conservatio... more

Insurance against fire only. Capital 500,000 dolls engraved by W. Kneass

Insurance against fire only. Capital 500,000 dolls engraved by W. Knea...

Print shows fire fighters manning firehoses and pump wagons at a fire in a commercial building or warehouse, as other men attempt to salvage property from the burning building. At right center is a statue of a ... more

Democratic glory ; Democratic consolations

Democratic glory ; Democratic consolations

Two panels from a sequence of eight designs, arranged in two rows, titled "Democracy - or - a Sketch of the Life of Buonaparte." [Left] Democratic Glory. Buonaparte as Grand Consul of France receiving the adula... more

Advantages of wearing muslin dresses!

Advantages of wearing muslin dresses!

After the title, "dedicated to the serious attention of the Fashionable Ladies of Great Britain." An enormously fat lady flings up arms, legs, and tea-cup in terror, as her flimsy gown catches fire from a red-h... more

Apotheosis of the Corsican-phoenix

Apotheosis of the Corsican-phoenix

Napoleon's flaming nest is the terrestrial globe, resting on sheaves of bayoneted muskets laid on a flat-topped pinnacle. Clouds and crags frame the design. The phoenix, with flaming wings, has the head of Napo... more

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

True reform of Parliament,--i.e.--patriots lighting a revolutionary-bo...

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

Sports of a country fair

Sports of a country fair

The sport in this case is accidental, and the amusement verges on peril of a terrible character. A temporary theatre, Cockburns Company, is on fire, and the spectators are escaping as best they may. The entranc... more

A doleful disaster : Or Miss Fubby Fatarmin's wig caught fire

A doleful disaster : Or Miss Fubby Fatarmin's wig caught fire

A stout lady is in all the consternation of a blazing head of hair ; the enormous superstructure piled on her head has caught fire at the top from the sconces on the mantel ; her armchair is kicked over, and th... more

Sellers & Pennock 231 High Street Philadelphia

Sellers & Pennock 231 High Street Philadelphia

Print shows an advertisement for Sellers & Pennock showing several men operating a firehose water-pumping machine. Title from item. Caption continues: Patent rivet hose, fire bucket and hydraulion manufacturers... more

Sellers & Pennock 231 High Street Philadelphia

Sellers & Pennock 231 High Street Philadelphia

Print shows an advertisement for Sellers & Pennock showing several men operating a firehose water-pumping machine. Title from item. Caption continues: Patent rivet hose, fire bucket and hydraulion manufacturers... more

Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu

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. Title and other descriptive info... more

Minamoto no muneyuki ason

Minamoto no muneyuki ason

Print shows five men warming themselves by a fire outside a hut covered with snow. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Hy... more

Advertisement. This is to give notice, that houses can be preserved from fires without great expense, by painting them with a composition lately discovered, which not only hinders them from being burned, but also extinguishes the flames ... The

Advertisement. This is to give notice, that houses can be preserved fr...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 196, Folder 4a.

[Front page of the Illustrated London news, illustrated with view of London from waterfront, and view of the destruction of the city of Hamburg by fire]

[Front page of the Illustrated London news, illustrated with view of L...

Illus. in: The Illustrated London news, 1842 May 14, p. 1.

The explosion of the United States Steam Frigate Missouri, at Gibralter [sic], Aug. 26th, 1843 To Captn. Sir George Sartorius and the Officers of the H.M.S. Malabar--this print is respectfully dedicated by their obedient servant, Edmund Fry / / drawn by E. Duncan, from a sketch made on the spot by Lieut. G.P. Mands, T.G. Dutton lith.; Day & Haghe lithrs. to the Queen.

The explosion of the United States Steam Frigate Missouri, at Gibralte...

Crew of H.M.S. Malabar (foreground, left) watch as USS Missouri explodes and burns in the distance from accidental fire after completing first trans-Atlantic voyage of a U.S. steam powered ship the day prior.

Great conflagration at Pittsburgh. View of the ruins of the city of Pittsburgh from near Birmingham lith. of Wagner & McGuigan, No. 100 Chestnut Street, Philada

Great conflagration at Pittsburgh. View of the ruins of the city of Pi...

Print shows a panoramic view from across the Monongahela River of the ruins of Pittsburgh after a fire destroyed a large portion of the city on April 10th, 1845. Title from item. Caption continues: City of Pitt... more

U.S. Reports: Stimpson v. West Chester Railroad Company, 45 U.S. (4 How.) 380 (1846)

U.S. Reports: Stimpson v. West Chester Railroad Company, 45 U.S. (4 Ho...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 45; Howard Volume 4; January Term, 1846; James Stimpson, Plaintiff in Error, v. The West Chester Railroad Company, Defendants

President's house after its destruction by the British

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. Title from item. Inscribed on mount: Watterson's new guide to Washington, 1847-48. Library has two impressions. Ph... more

Fire in Philadelphia J. Queen

Fire in Philadelphia J. Queen

Drawing shows Weccacoe engine fire fighters and Hibernia fire fighters before the Hope fire station in Philadelphia, which has caught on fire. The fire fighters are operating fire engines to pump water into the... more

View of the ruins of the city of Pittsburgh from Boyd's Hill painted by W.C. Wall ; on stone by James Queen ; lith. of Wagner & McGuigan, No. 100, Chesnut Street, Philada

View of the ruins of the city of Pittsburgh from Boyd's Hill painted b...

Print shows a bird's-eye view of the ruins of the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania after the fire of April 10, 1845. Title from item. (DLC/PP-1997:105) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library ... more

Ross manor

Ross manor

Burgess Ross and his wife, Hallie Snyder Ross, who had both taught at Atlantic Union College in the 1920s, purchased the former Howe estate on the east side of Main Street in South Lancaster. They improved the ... more

View of the burnt district San Francisco Snyder & Black Lith 87 Fulton St. N.Y

View of the burnt district San Francisco Snyder & Black Lith 87 Fulton...

Print shows small groups of people in the foreground and others scattered among the ruins of burned buildings around the "Portsmouth Square" section of San Francisco, California. On the left is one building ide... more

Hörnet av Stortorget och Norra smedjegatan före branden 1887.

Hörnet av Stortorget och Norra smedjegatan före branden 1887.

Hörnet av Stortorget och Norra smedjegatan före branden 1887.

L'Incendie (2nd plate)

L'Incendie (2nd plate)

A man in a shirt comes from a house in flames, carrying a child at right, two women scarcely dress, kneeling, and lamenting beside a cradle; in the background, in place of a cart, there is a heap consisting of ... more

L'incendie (3rd plate)

L'incendie (3rd plate)

The plate was afterwards reduced in size and reworked. Only 4 impressions. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

L'incendie (1st plate)

L'incendie (1st plate)

A man in a shirt comes from a house in flames, carrying a child at right, two women scarcely dress, kneeling, and lamenting beside a cradle; in the background, a cart, the shafts in the air; signature "A. Legro... more

L'incendie (2nd plate)

L'incendie (2nd plate)

A man in a shirt comes from a house in flames, carrying a child at right, two women scarcely dress, kneeling, and lamenting beside a cradle; in the background, in place of a cart, there is a heap consisting of ... more

Ruins of a building identified as the Chinese museum

Ruins of a building identified as the Chinese museum

Photograph shows the ruins of the building that formerly housed Nathan Dunn's Chinese Museum at the corner of 9th and Sansom streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The building was destroyed by fire in 1854, so... more

L'incendie (3rd plate)

L'incendie (3rd plate)

Fire's sacrifice Courtesy of Boston Public Library

L'incendie (1st plate)

L'incendie (1st plate)

Edition of four proofs, after which the plate was destoryed. A man in a shirt comes from a house in flames, carrying a child at right, two women scarcely dress, kneeling, and lamenting beside a cradle; in the b... more

L'incendie (2nd plate)

L'incendie (2nd plate)

A man in a shirt comes from a house in flames, carrying a child at right, two women scarcely dress, kneeling, and lamenting beside a cradle; in the background, in place of a cart, there is a heap consisting of ... more

L'incendie (2nd plate)

L'incendie (2nd plate)

A man in a shirt comes from a house in flames, carrying a child at right, two women scarcely dress, kneeling, and lamenting beside a cradle; in the background, in place of a cart, there is a heap consisting of ... more

The great fire at Philadelphia: Front page, illustration only

The great fire at Philadelphia: Front page, illustration only

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1856 April 26, p. 305.

The great fire at Philadelphia: Entire front page

The great fire at Philadelphia: Entire front page

Illus. and text in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1856 April 26, p. 305.

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

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.

U.S. Reports: Union Insurance v. Hoge, 62 U.S. (21 How.) 35 (1858)

U.S. Reports: Union Insurance v. Hoge, 62 U.S. (21 How.) 35 (1858)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 62; Howard Volume 21; December Term, 1858; Union Insurance Company, Plaintiffs in Error, v. John Blair Hoge, The

Terrible loss of life! Burning of a tenement-house in Forty-fifth Street, near Sixth Avenue, on the morning of the 28th inst. / / sketched on the spot by our artist.

Terrible loss of life! Burning of a tenement-house in Forty-fifth Stre...

Title from item. Title continues: Two women and eight children burned to death. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 9, no. 227 (1860 Apr. 7), p. 299.

[Civil War envelope showing American flag flying high over a burning Fort Sumter with message "Remember Fort Sumter!"]

[Civil War envelope showing American flag flying high over a burning F...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Ogden Griswold Esq., care Hastings & Griswold, Hartford, Conn.; postmarked; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). Forms part of: Liljen... more

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.

Fire next door to Willard's Hotel, Washington, D.C. Ellsworth's New Yo...

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.

The burning of the United States arsenal at Harper's Ferry, 10 P.M. Ap...

Print shows the arsenal at Harpers Ferry in flames as soldiers and citizens carry away to safety the munitions that were stored there. Title from item. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 5, no. 228 (1861 May 11), p. 293.