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Description The ruins of the 1882 fire that swept through the lower half of Kingston, Jamaica.

The pictures are numbered, but they're numbered slightly oddly, so the following description also gives the location of each picture, as well as a little extra information for those not viewing at full size.

Top row: Left (2), the view from the Royal Mail Steam-Ship Company's Wharf. Centre (1), Peter-lane, from Barry-street, looking south. Right (3), In Harbour Street.

Second Row: Left (4), German Synagoue, Orange-street. Note the lack of roof. Right (5), Harbour-street from King-street.

Third row: Left (7), Ruins from McDonald's Wharf, King-street. Centre (6), Portuguese Synagogue, from Princess-street. Take a close look, especially at the left side, near the burned tree: The whole back of it is destroyed. Right (8), Water-lane, from King-street. The sign on the left building advertises Christmas Cards and Toys, in the somewhat blunt Victorian fashion.

Bottom Row: Left (9), Princess-street, from Port Royal-street, looking north. Note the sky visible through the windows. Right (10), Peter-lane, from Town-street.
Date 20 January 1883
Source The Illustrated London News
Author T. Sulman
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