Harbour Street looking from the east after the earthquake

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Title

Harbour Street looking from the east after the earthquake

Description

A scene of total destruction along Harbour Street, Kingston, shortly after the passing of the 1907 earthquake. The street is filled with bricks, electrical poles and other debris. Smoke from a fire is seen ( to the right) and a few persons are roaming the street. Persons with injuries (bottom right) can also be seen lying on the ground.

Subject

Harbour Street (Kingston, Jamaica); Streets - Jamaica; Ruins - Jamaica; Earthquakes - Jamaica; Buildings - Earthquake effects; Fires; Natural disasters

Date

14-Jan-1907

Source

NLJ Photograph Collection

Identifier

D0005017

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image must be obtained from the National Library of Jamaica.

Format

JPEG

Type

Photograph

Citation

“Harbour Street looking from the east after the earthquake,” National Library of Jamaica Digital Collection , accessed July 8, 2020, https://nljdigital.nlj.gov.jm/items/show/4134.