Fire Museum presents 1904 Baltimore fire disaster in pictures
By Cassandra A. Fortin
The Baltimore Sun
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Shortly after the Great Fire of Baltimore started the morning of Feb. 7, 1904, J.E. Henry spent about a half-hour photographing the collapse of the Hurst building, where the blaze started.
Meanwhile, A.C. Abadie was sent to film the fire using a motion picture camera that Thomas Edison had just patented.