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Title Engine No. 159, H. & L. No. 81, N. Y. Fire Dept. Dongan Hills, Staten Island, N.Y.
Object Name Postcard
Studio or Publisher Grimshaw, William J. [publisher]
Date ca. 1920s
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 firehouse has a square tower at left and two pairs of open double doors on the ground floor; a flagpole with an American flag is mounted above the doors. Two fire engines stand in front, each in front of one of the pairs of doors. Two firemen are seated in the front of each vehicle, with at least four more standing nearby; all are in uniform. Two women stand at far right, near a fire hydrant. Printed caption at upper right: "Engine No. 159, H. & L. No. 81, N. Y. Fire Dept. / Dongan Hills, Staten Island, N.Y." Postcard has a divided back with printed inscriptions: "Published by W. J. Grimshaw / Post Cards of Quality.--The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y."
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century, FDNY)
Print size 3.5 x 5.5
Earliest Date 1920
Latest Date 1930
Subjects Fire fighting
Fire stations
Fire fighters
Fire engines & equipment
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.1465
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.