great fire of 1904

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Baltimore Street, east from Calvert Street
Baltimore, Maryland
ca. 1904
Unidentified photographer
8 x 10 inch glass negative
B&O Collection, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC4742

Baltimore Street between Calvert Street and Guilford Avenue (after fire)
Baltimore, Maryland
Not dated
Unidentified photographer
8 x 10 inch glass negative
B&O Collection, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
MC4709

This is one of my favorite “before and after” pair of photographs from the collection. These glass negatives were separated from each other and found after reference photographs of the Baltimore City Life Museum 8x10 inch glass negatives were shot. Although it was not written on the sleeves, it appears the second photograph was taken after the Great Fire of 1904.

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Great Baltimore Fire of 1904
Baltimore, Maryland
1904
Unidentified photographer
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Collection
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society 
MC7161 .21

Full image and detail. Click to enlarge. 

It’s my birthday today so I thought I would post one of my favorite subjects depicted in many MdHS photographs - the Great Fire of 1904.