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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
Description: U.S. Reports Volume 45; Howard Volume 4; January Term, 1846; James Stimpson, Plaintiff in Error, v. The West Chester Railroad Company, Defendants
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
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
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
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
Description: U.S. Reports Volume 62; Howard Volume 21; December Term, 1858; Union Insurance Company, Plaintiffs in Error, v. John Blair Hoge, The
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.
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
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
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.