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Panorama of the Molasses Disaster site | by Boston Public Library
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Panorama of the Molasses Disaster site

File name: 77103


Title: Panorama of the Molasses Disaster site


Creator/Contributor: Globe Newspaper Co. (creator)


Date created: 1919-01-15


Description: Twenty one people were killed on Commercial Street in the North End when a tank of molasses ruptured and exploded. An eight foot wave of the syrupy brown liquid moved down Commercial Street at a speed of 35mph. Wreckage of the collapsed tank visible in background, center, next to light colored warehouse. Elevated railway structure visible at far left and the North End Park bathing beach to the far right.


Genre: Photographic prints; Aerial views


Subjects: Accidents; Floods; Molasses Disaster, Boston, Mass., 1919


Notes: Verso of print stamped Boston Globe.


Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department


Rights: No known restrictions


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Taken on December 31, 2008