Incendie de Hambourg.[Descriptive text.]
(Depose a la Direction le 26, Mai 1842.)
Lithograph, sheet 305 x 390mm. 12 x 15¼".
Soldiers, civilians and fire fighters in the streets as buildings are ablaze. In 1842, about a quarter of the inner city of Hamburg, Germany, was destroyed in the 'Great Fire'. This fire started on the night of the 4 May 1842 and was extinguished on May 8. It destroyed three churches, the town hall, and many other buildings, killed 51 people, and left an estimated 20,000 homeless. Reconstruction took more than 40 years. The spires of St. Peter's Church and St. Jacobi Church (dedicated to St. James) in the distance, captioned below the image.
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