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Ballantynes fire, Christchurch, 18 Nov 1947

Reference Number: PAColl-8163-27

Smoke and flames masking Dunstable House, part of the department store of J Ballantynes and Company on Colombo Street, Christchurch, during the fire that destroyed the building. Photograph taken on 26 November 1947, by an unidentified photographer for the Free Lance.

Key terms:
1 image, related to J Ballantyne & Company Ltd, Colombo Street, Fires - New Zealand - Canterbury Region, Smoke and Department stores - New Zealand - Canterbury Region.

Part of:
New Zealand Free Lance : Photographic prints and negatives, Reference Number PA-Group-00079 (849 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Silver gelatin print 21.8 x 16.9 cm. Vertical imageSingle photograph

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Verso - top right: P26/11/45 [publication date]; Verso - top centre: Fires & Fire Brigades; Verso - top centre: Free Lance Collection [Free Lance stamp]; Verso - centre: 10 x 12 1/2; Verso - centre: Dantes inferno; Verso - centre: Through these flames many people were trapped; Verso - bottom right: Page 3 / Like Dante's Inferno / 5 cols/65 [panels?] / for [... illegible]

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