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Title [Alert Hose Company No. 1 hose wagon]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1890
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on tan cardboard mount. Diagonal view of a hose wagon with painted inscriptions: "ALERT / 1" and "Organized Ap'l 14 1884." The wagon appears to be decorated with tinsel garlands. An inscription on the reverse identifies this as Alert Hose Company No. 1, New Brighton, Staten Island, ca. 1890.
(Keywords: North Shore Fire Department, NSFD, New York)
Print size 6.375 x 4.75
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 fighting
Carts & wagons
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.1454
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.