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Title [Alert Hose Company No. 1]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1890s
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on card stock. Nineteen men in uniform stand in two rows outdoors; behind them a hose wagon is partly visible, with another man in uniform standing on the wagon. Each man wears a belt, most of which have the inscription "ALERT HOSE." A fence and houses are seen in the background. An inscription on the reverse identifies this as Alert Hose Company No. 1, North Shore Fire Department, New Brighton, Staten Island, ca. 1890s. (Keywords: NSFD, New York)
Print size 6.5 x 9.375
Ownership and History The Alert Hose Company No. 1, one of the many volunteer fire companies on Staten Island in the 19th century, was organized in 1884. The company was disbanded in 1905, when New York City's municipal fire department replaced most of Staten Island's volunteer companies.
Earliest Date 1884
Latest Date 1905
Subjects Fire engines & equipment
Fire fighters
Carts & wagons
Group portraits
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.1455
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.