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NY Herald 12 21 1835.jpg
This image of the fire that destroyed 17 city blocks in Lower Manhattan on 18 December 1835 was the first illustrated news coverage of a disaster to appear in an American newspaper.Disasters were big news and the New York Herald's innovative use of…

A large carved granite slab located in the Evergreen Cemetery in Brooklyn, the Triangle Fire Memorial to the Unknowns features the image of a kneeling, weeping woman and an inscription underneath dedicated to the unknown women and children who…

NYC 1835 fire plate 1.jpeg
These transferware pottery plates depict the "Great Fire" that destroyed 17 city blocks in Lower Manhattan in December 1835. Miraculously, only two people died in the conflagration, which was visible from as far as Philadelphia.Made in Staffordshire,…
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