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Fire at the Ballet, Continental Theater, Philadelphia, September 14, 1861, detail

Scanned by: 
Rebecca Solnit, Dickinson College
Scan date: 
06/20/2010
Notes: 
Sized, cropped, and adjusted for use here by John Osborne, Dickinson College, June 25, 2010.
Image type: 
engraving
Original caption: 
Frightful scene in the dressing room of the Continental Theatre, Philadelphia, on the evening of Saturday, September 14, 1861 - Accidental burning of a portion of the ballet corps while preparing for the dance in Shakespeare's play of "The Tempest," resulting in the death of seven of the dancers - sketched by Mr. Oehlschlager who witnessed the catastrophe
Source citation: 
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, September 28, 1861, p. 312-313.
Source note: 
Cropped from the larger image. 
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