The Great Fire swept through Chelsea on April 12, 1908. At right, schooners and other fishing vessels were tied up in Chelsea Creek.

The Great Chelsea Fire of 1908 - The Boston Globe

The Great Fire swept through Chelsea on April 12, 1908. At right, schooners and other fishing vessels were tied up in Chelsea Creek.


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Around the turn of the century, postcards were often used for documenting history.This postcard photograph is a view from Broadway looking south after the Great Chelsea Fire of 1908.

The Great Chelsea Fire of 1908 - The Boston Globe

Around the turn of the century, postcards were often used for documenting history.This postcard photograph is a view from Broadway looking south after the Great Chelsea Fire of 1908.

This postcard shows the ruins of City Hall and the Baptist Church on April 12, 1908, after the Great Chelsea Fire.

The Great Chelsea Fire of 1908 - The Boston Globe

This postcard shows the ruins of City Hall and the Baptist Church on April 12, 1908, after the Great Chelsea Fire.

People packed chairs and other furniture as they loaded their cart ahead of the billowing smoke seen in the distance. More than 15,000 people were left homeless by the Great Chelsea Fire of 1908.

The Great Chelsea Fire of 1908 - The Boston Globe

People packed chairs and other furniture as they loaded their cart ahead of the billowing smoke seen in the distance. More than 15,000 people were left homeless by the Great Chelsea Fire of 1908.

Cyrus E. Dallin's "Appeal to the Great Spirit" outside the Museum of Fine Arts.

Cyrus E. Dallin's "Appeal to the Great Spirit" outside the Museum of Fine Arts.

San Francisco artist creates Titanic from a single toothpick

San Francisco artist creates Titanic from a single toothpick

Amazing Miniature Toothpick Sculptures Artist Steven Backman created these incredible miniature sculptures using toothpicks and “a lot of patience.” A miniature replica of the Titanic created from a single toothpick and glue. Dimensions: 1 x x

Needham residents cutting ice on Rosemary Lake. http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/needham/2012/03/needham_farmers_market_looks_b.html

Needham Farmers Market looks back in time

Needham residents cutting ice on Rosemary Lake. http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/needham/2012/03/needham_farmers_market_looks_b.html

Bodie, California - The historic California ghost mining town can be toured on Museum Planet's iPad app.

Bodie, California - The historic California ghost mining town can be toured on Museum Planet's iPad app.

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