The Great Fire of New York in 1776

 

Representation of the Great Fire of New York occurred on September 20-21, 1776, less than a week after the British entered the city. In the print, flames and smoke stream from a row of houses as chaos reigns in the streets. Armed soldiers beat civilians, while African slaves carry trunks of goods from some houses.

Creator: André Basset. Published "A Paris chez Basset Rue S. Jacques au coin de la rue des Mathurins". Source: George Washington's Mount Vernon / Boston Public Library.

 

Fire NY

 

Antique photos of NYC

 

 

Map New York 1776

 

 

Great Fire 1835

 

Copyright © Geographic Guide - 18th Century NYC.

 

George III

 

18th century NY

 

 

Eighteenth century

 

 

 

NY Great Fire 1845

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18th century

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC

 

 

Antique photographs