Scrutinizing the Damage - Visitors Flock to Salem After the Fire
This newspaper clipping was found in one of several scrapbooks about the fire in the library collection. Originally published in the Boston Post on June 29, the image depicts the hundreds of visitors that flocked to Salem to view the destruction caused by the fire. The caption reads: "Thousands of visitors went to Salem yesterday from Boston and North Shore cities and towns. Here is a glimpse of some of them. They are in good order by eagerly scrutinizing the work of the flames." Note the militiaman in the bottom right corner of the image - the militia were invaluable in controlling the crowds that visited the city on foot and in the thousands of cars that entered the city in the days following the fire.