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Identifier: P0097

Title: Fire Fighting

Description: The Fire Fighting collection contains about 120 images of volunteer fire companies, fire departments, firehouses, fire fighting equipment, and firemen in action. It contains 110 cabinet card portraits of members of the St. Louis volunteer fire companies from the Veteran Volunteer Firemen's Association arranged alphabetically by subject's name. It also contains ten fire department employment certificates from the mid-1800s, lithographs, and group portraits of firemen. The following fire houses are represented only by photographs of watercolor paintings by Mat Hastings which are in the MHS Museum Collection: Missouri Fire Company #5, Laclede Fire Company #10, Washington Fire Company #3, Phoenix Fire Company #7, Lafayette Hook and Ladder Company #1, Liberty Fire Company #6, Mound Fire Company #9. Subjects include: Central Fire Company #1; Engine House B; Union Fire Company #2; St. Louis Fire Company #4; Alton, Illinois; Webster Fire Company; horses; fire engines (horse-drawn and motorized); Underwriters Salvage Corps; Webb Motor Fire Equipment Apparatus Company; identified group photo of Veteran Volunteer Firemen's Historical Society in front of Missouri Historical Society building, 1902; fire engine built by General Manufacturing Company.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1848 - ca. 1960

Type(s): Cabinet Cards, Photographs, Lithographs, Certificates

Maker/Creator: Mat Hastings; Scholten (St. Louis)

Subjects: Fire extinction


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