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Title [Cataract Engine Company No. 2 fire wagon]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1895
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on a black cardboard mount. Diagonal front and side view of a four-wheeled horse-drawn fire wagon with a bell and a large rectangular basket mounted behind the driver's seat. There are inscriptions on the front and side of the wagon; on front: "N.S.F.D.;" on the side: "CATARACT ENGINE / CO. N[O. 2]." Behind the wagon is a building with wide, open doors; this appears to be the same firehouse identified in related photographs as located on Van Street in West New Brighton, Staten Island.
(Keywords: North Shore Fire Department, NSFD, New York)
Print size 5.75 x 7.625
Earliest Date 1885
Latest Date 1905
Subjects Fire fighting
Fire stations
Fire engines & equipment
Carts & wagons
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.1462
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.