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Title Fire Department, Dongan Hills, Staten Island, N.Y.
Object Name Postcard
Studio or Publisher Grimshaw, William J. [publisher]
Date ca. 1912-1925
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W postcard. Front view of the Engine 159 firehouse in Dongan Hills, Staten Island. The two-story building has a square tower at left, and two pairs of open double doors on the ground floor. Sign over the doors: "159 ENGINE 159." Two fire vehicles are in front of the building; on the left is a motorized fire truck with a ladder on the side; on the right is a horse-drawn fire wagon. Each has a man seated in the driver's seat, with two more men standing on the truck; all are wearing firefighters' uniforms. Printed caption at lower right: "Fire Department, Dongan Hills, Staten Island, N.Y." Printed inscription at lower left: "PUBL. BY / W. J. GRIMSHAW." The postcard has a divided back with printed inscription: "Post Cards of Quality.-- The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y."
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century, FDNY)
Print size 3.5 x 5.5
Earliest Date 1912
Latest Date 1925
Subjects Fire fighting
Fire stations
Fire fighters
Fire engines & equipment
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.1466
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.