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Fire (1904); aftermath, Front St. W., looking n.e. from s. of Front St., w. of Bay St. Open in full size

Fire (1904); aftermath, Front St. W., looking n.e. from s. of Front St., w. of Bay St.

Fire (1904); aftermath, Front St. W., looking n.e. from s. of Front St., w. of Bay St.

Notes

A half-tone block after the print is in The Globe, Toronto, 19 April 1923, p. 12, with letterpress (below it and an accompanying view of Union Station) b.: A TRAGEDY AND ITS DISAPPOINTING SEQUEL-First Picture Shows Section of Front Street Ruins in Great Fire in Toronto, April 19, 1904, When 14 Acres / Were Burned Over, and Loss of $10,694,000 Sustained. At Right Is New Union Station, on Part of Burned Area, Colossal and Imposing, But Never Yet / Used for Trains Owing to Failure of Railways to Build Viaduct as Ordered by Railway Board. Date Created year accurate; month and day unknown for 1904
Inscribed in pencil vso t.: From Frank Yeigh / 667 Spadina avenue, Toronto Can / ["New York" stroked out] / Toronto Fair April 19-20 / view of burnt warehouses on Front St. / area of fire, ["11" stroked out] 15 acres / Loss, 15 million dollars / 122 buildings destroyed; vso b.: T.R. Clougher / Outer Temple / 222/225 Strand; vso u.r.: , 1904,; vso c.r.: Hopkins annual - / 14 acres burned / 86 warehouses / Loss $10,694,000; In dark greenish blue pencil, vso l.l.: 7 [within circle]

Rights and Licenses

Public Domain

Medium

Gelatin-silver print touched up with pencil, with opaque white, pencil, and pen and black ink cropping lines around subject.

Extent

155 x 207 mm

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Call Number / Accession Number

X 64-17