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Title Decoration Day 1900
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date 1900
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. Side view of a horse-drawn fire engine (steam pumper) with a man in uniform in the driver's seat and two horses harnessed in front. The fire engine is on a street with a rocky hillside in the background; several people, possibly young boys, can be seen on the hillside. A fire hydrant is in the foreground at right. Handwritten inscription on reverse: "Decoration Day 1900." Found in a paper sleeve with printed inscription "HASTINGS & MILLER, / PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS, / 113 NASSAU ST., N.Y." and handwritten inscriptions "Engine Co. / Niagara 5" and "ENGINE CO. N. 5".
(Keywords: New York City, Edgewater Fire Department, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 4 x 5
Earliest Date 1900
Latest Date 1900
Subjects Fire fighting
Fire fighters
Fire engines & equipment
Horses
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.1472
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, July 2017.
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