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Title [Defender Hook & Ladder Company]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date September 8, 1902
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on black cardboard mount. Group portrait of 46 firemen in uniform; they are standing and seated in six rows. The man at center front is holding a bouquet of flowers inside a speaking trumpet; two other men also hold flowers. Additional people are partially visible at far left and right, including a group of children who appear to be wearing firefighters' helmets. Handwritten inscription on reverse: "Defender Hook and Ladder Co. (NSFD)." Another original print of this image has an inscription on the reverse indicating that the photo was taken on Labor Day, September 8, 1902, at Massapequa, New York.
(Keywords: New York City, North Shore Fire Department, NSFD, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 5 x 8.125
Earliest Date 1902
Latest Date 1902
Subjects Fire fighting
Fire fighters
Group portraits
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.1470
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, July 2017.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.