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Ruins of ancient trees on Boston Common after the Great New England Hurricane

Item Information

Title:
Ruins of ancient trees on Boston Common after the Great New England Hurricane
Description:
The Great New England Hurricane on September 21, 1938 destroyed many trees on Boston Common. Branches and trunks lie strewn across the ground. The dome of the Massachusetts State House is seen above the devastation.
Photographer:
International News Service
Date:
1938
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
PC001: General photographic collection
Subjects:
beehive domes
capitols
parks (recreation areas)
hurricanes
trees
news photographs
natural disasters
disasters
events
hurricane damage
New England Hurricane, 1938
Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonBoston Common (park)
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonBeacon Hill
Extent:
1 photograph
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Identifier:
194985
Call #:
PC001.03.01.TMP.050