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Title [Neptune Engine Company No. 6]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1880
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on a cream cardboard mount. Side view of horse-drawn fire engine (steam pumper) with twelve men wearing uniforms seated and standing on and around the engine; two additional men who appear to be wearing civilian clothes are partly visible standing behind the front wheels. The man second from right wears a belt with inscription "FOREMAN;" the man fourth from right wears a belt with inscription "TREASURER." Three men hold speaking trumpets; one holds a lantern. The fire engine has an inscription on the side: "FREEDOM / UNITY." In the background is a building with wide open double doors. Handwritten inscriptions on the reverse of the photo were photocopied and attached to the reverse of the mount, which was added later: "Neptune # 6 - Tompkinsville S.I. / located on the [New?] Griffin St. / Treasurer - Mr. Orlando A. Halliday. / Picture taken about 1880 / Presented by Mildred Jackson Brower. (Mrs. C. J.) 9/22/56. / granddaughter of Orlando Halliday / 6812 Crandall Ave / WORTH. ILL."
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 7.125 x 8.875
Earliest Date 1875
Latest Date 1885
Subjects Fire fighting
Fire stations
Fire fighters
Fire engines & equipment
Group portraits
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.1479
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.