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Title [Cataract Engine Company No. 2]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1890s
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. Side view of a horse-drawn fire wagon in motion along a street; approximately nine men in firefighters' uniforms are seated or standing on the wagon. There are buildings in the background. Image is slightly out of focus. Handwritten inscription on reverse: "Cataract Engine # 2 / Hose Wagon off to / a call."
(Keywords: North Shore Fire Department, NSFD, New York)
Print size 5 x 7
Ownership and History Cataract Engine Company No. 2 was a volunteer fire company located in West New Brighton, Staten Island.
Earliest Date 1885
Latest Date 1905
Subjects Fire fighting
Fire fighters
Fire engines & equipment
Carts & wagons
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.1459
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.