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[Men operating water pumps during building fire]

[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]

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

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

The town of Falmouth, burnt, by Captain Moet, Octbr. 18th 1775

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

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

La physique confond l'ignorance Dedié aux souscripteurs.

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.

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

The Richmond alarm: a plain and familiar discourse in the form of a dialogue between a father and his son; in three parts: I. Containing introduction, with many instructive hints and observations upon many of the most remarkable occurrences, wonders and curiosities in history; with a short account of the four religions of the world, viz., Pagan, Jewish, Mahometan and Christian religion; and a brief account of the Greek church, Popish church, and Protestant church. II. An account of the burning of the theatre in Richmond, December 26, 1811; with observations upon the nature and effects of stage plays, masquerades, balls, puppet shows, horse races, and gambling. III. Reflections upon that conflagration; with a solemn application to people of every rank and character ...

The Richmond alarm: a plain and familiar discourse in the form of a dialogue between a father and his son; in three parts: I. Containing introduction, with many instructive hints and observations upon many of the most remarkable occurrences, wonders and curiosities in history; with a short account of the four religions of the world, viz., Pagan, Jewish, Mahometan and Christian religion; and a brief account of the Greek church, Popish church, and Protestant church. II. An account of the burning of the theatre in Richmond, December 26, 1811; with observations upon the nature and effects of stage plays, masquerades, balls, puppet shows, horse races, and gambling. III. Reflections upon that conflagration; with a solemn application to people of every rank and character ...

Washington. [A] representation of the capture of the city of Washington, by the British forces under the command of Major Genl. Ross and Rear Adml. Sir I. Cockburn, August 24th 1814, wherein are shown, the fort and the flotilla

Sellers & Pennock 231 High Street Philadelphia

Hamamatsu

Minamoto no muneyuki ason

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

[Three hunters by a camp fire]

[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]

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.

President's house after its destruction by the British

Signal fires on the Slievenamon Mountains - Ireland, 1848 / Lith. & pub. by N. Currier, 152 Nassau St. Cor. of Spruce N.Y.

The great fire at Philadelphia: Front page, illustration only

Public library and temple of the winds / W. Simpson del. ; E. Walker lith. ; Day & Son, Lithrs. to the Queen.

The great fire at Philadelphia: Entire front page

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

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.

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.

The burning of the United States arsenal at Harper's Ferry, 10 P.M. April 18, 1861 / sketched by D.H. Strother.

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

Evacuation of Corinth, Mississippi, lately held by the rebel General Beauregard - Burning of stations, warehouses and supplies - Entry of National troops / from a sketch by our special artist, Henri Lovie.

The Rebel foray in Pennsylvania - General view of Chambersburg ; The Rebels exchanging their rags for overcoats at Chambersburg, Pa. ; Burning the engine house and machine shops at Chambersburg, Pa. / / sketched by Mr. Davis.

The Pacific Mail Company's steamer "Golden Gate," burned at sea July 27, 1862 The United States Infantry burning the house of the Rebel Ruffin under the guns of the United States gun-boat "Mahaska" / / sketched by an officer of the "Mahaska."

Works thrown up near Rappahannock R.R. Bridge

The Riots at New York--the rioters burning and sacking the colored orphan asylum

Army of the Potomac - Our wounded escaping from the fires in the Wilderness

Burning of the Smithsonian Institute at Washington, January 24, 1865 / sketched by Philip Wharton.

Scenes in Memphis, Tennessee, during the riot

Callao, after the fire of 15 August, 1868

Masse zu

Drake's Block, cor. Wabash Ave. and Washington St.

Drake's Block, cor. Wabash Ave. and Washington St.

The great conflagration of Chicago! October 8th and 9th, 1871

Chicago, as seen after the great conflagration, embracing the whole of the burned district as seen from an elevation in the southern boundary thereof

The Great fire at Chicago. Scene in Wells Street - the terrified populace in front of the Briggs House, which has just caught fire / from a sketch by our special artist.

The Great fire at Chicago. Scene in Court-House Square - the public buildings in flames / The great fire at Chicago - scene in Dearborn Street when the fire reached the Tremont House / from a sketch by our special artist. / from sketch by our Chicago correspondent

Boston, after the fire, November 9th & 10th, 1872

The fire at the Union League Club house last Sunday morning The new Alexandra Palace, Muswell Hill, England.

The Brooklyn Theatre conflagration--The room of the property clerk at the Brooklyn police headquarters--Friends of the missing identifying relics found in the ruins or on the bodies of the victims

New York Underwriters Agency. Cash assets $3,302,926

The great strike--Blockade of engines at Martinsburg, West Virginia / from photograph by D. Bendann. The great strike--Burning of the Lebanon Valley Railroad bridge by the rioters / drawn by Fred. B. Schell.

Streets of New York thrilling fire scene.

Between two fires

Destructive fires in a frontier village

The political Sodom and Gomorrah are doomed to destruction / F. Grätz.

Gambling with death / Gillam.

Between two fires"

Our government farm -- President Cleveland finds an effectual protection against the twenty-five-year locusts / Zimmerman.

[Campfire, tent, and two seats]

Enchū no tsuki

Firemen at work, 1733 (From an old Fire Certificate)

The fire

Lynn Conflagration No. 2, view from high rock during the progress of the fire, November 26th 1889

Start of Seattle fire, June 6, 1889, cor. First and Madison

[Man building fire on shore while dog howls]

[Battle scene from the Hamaguri Gate Incident of 1864, Kyoto, Japan]

She 's all right / Ehrhart.

Par nobile fratrum

The great Boston fire Nov. 9th 1872--Loss about $150,000,000

The Cours Vauban, Avallon

Early years, snapshots, 1896-1898. Six prints of negatives by Michael Lyons

Nero

Early years, snapshots, 1896-1898. From four negatives by M. Lyons

The burning stable /

[Wolf fire]

A cloud of smoke was pouring out of the tunnel's mouth

Sergeant Vaughan rescuing a man from a fifth-story window at the Hotel Royal fire

Burning of the Standard Oil Co's tanks, Bayonne, N.J. /

A sumptuous revival of Bret Harte's beautiful story, M'liss

Fire protection wanted / Keppler.

McEwen fire : Car sheds on fire

On duty

Modern fire fighters

[Coney Island, N.Y., fighting the flames]

A criminal combine not confined to Chicago / Ehrhart.

Baltimore fire, Baltimore St. E. from Liberty

Hopkins Place from West German, Baltimore, Md.

Buchanans Wharf

Behold me! I will stand here until you are all safely out

[Panoramic photograph of Baltimore fire]

Grim ruins in the heart of business Baltimore. Hurst Bldg. where the great fire originated on the left, 7 Feb. 1904

Birdseye of Baltimore from the Maryland Trust Bldg.

Baltimore Harbor after fire

After the Baltimore fire. Baltimore St. east from Hanover

The great Baltimore fire - on North St. looking S.W. of B.&O. office bldgs., Balto., Md.

[Panoramic photograph of Baltimore fire]

[Panoramic photograph of Baltimore fire]

View from German and Hanover streets, wholesale business district, all buildings and contents totally destroyed for several blocks

[Fighting the flames, Coney Island, N.Y.]

[Fighting the flames, Coney Island, N.Y.]