Item #57387 The great conflagration in Portland, July 4, 1866. A. W. Harmon.

The great conflagration in Portland, July 4, 1866

N.p. [Portland?]: n.d. [1866]. Broadside (approx. 9¾" x 6"), text in double column beneath the running head, the whole within a decorative border; top right corner lost (not affecting any letterpress); all else very good. Verse in 12 octets. OCLC notes: "Another edition is printed from different settings of type; most noticeably with ornate types in the title. A third edition, with an exclamation point following Portland in the title, includes fourteen stanzas. Possibly printed in Maine, where Harmon lived most of his life." The great fire destroyed a third of the city, leaving 10,000 people homeless and 1,500 buildings in ruins. Item #57387

Price: $125.00

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