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Title [Castleton Fire Patrol No. 1]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1895-1905
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on gray cardboard mount. View of 20 firefighters in uniform; they are on and around a horse-drawn fire wagon. The 5 firefighters in the front of the group are seated in chairs; each holds a speaking trumpet. Men and children stand on the sidewalk behind the firefighters. They are in front of a row of buildings; at center is the firehouse, with wide open doors; a sign above the doors has inscription: "N.S.F.D. / CASTLETON FIRE PATROL. / No. 1." The building to the right has a striped awning with inscription along the edge: "RUBSAM & HORRMANN'S LAGER BEER." The building at left has a sign for upholstery and chair cane. Handwritten inscription on reverse of the mount: "Castleton Patrol No. 1 / S/s Castleton Ave. / 2 Doors West of Caroline St. / W. Brighton."
(Keywords: Castleton Avenue, West New Brighton, North Shore Fire Department, NSFD, New York)
Print size 7.625 x 9.5
Earliest Date 1895.0
Latest Date 1905.0
Subjects Fire engines & equipment
Fire fighting
Fire fighters
Fire stations
Carts & wagons
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.1456
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.