William E. Carpenter shot these 8×10 glassplate photographs at the scene of a November 17, 1901 fire in Freemansburg, WV.
Lost were “the stamps and other postal property, the store accounts, the books of the milling company, the books and papers of the secretary of the bo[a]rd of education of Freemans creek district . . . .” The fire was set during a robbery.