From Flickr: “The Great Fire at St. John, New Brunswick, June 20th 1877” by Toronto Public Library Special Collections

April 2, 2015 Uncategorized

This lithograph depicts the great fire at St. John, NB, on June 20th, 1877. “The Fire broke out on York Point at half past two P.M. and burned furiously until after midnight, consuming several hundred buildings among which were the Post Office, Custom House, Academy of Music, eleven churches, a number of Hotels, Banks and various public buildings, the entire business portion of the city, and vessels at the wharves. 13 lives were lost. The total loss is estimated at $25,000,000.”

Creator: Currier & Ives
Date: 1877
Identifier: JRR 44 Cab II
Format: Ephemera
Rights: Public domain
Courtesy: Toronto Public Library.
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