Print shows second trial by Dr. John Sheldon, anatomist, to launch a balloon at Lord Foley's grounds in Portland Place, London, which resulted in the balloon's destruction by fire (Source: L.T.C. Rolt, The Aero... more
Print shows a sawmill belonging to loyalist Philip Skene and the blockhouse at Fort Anne which were burned by American forces, reteating in advance of the British army under the command of General Burgoyne.
A fat lady, sitting with a man and woman at a tea table, reacts in horror as a hot poker from the fire falls on her dress and sets it on fire. The man sits helplessly while the second woman upsets the table in ... more
Print shows a fireman standing in the street, holding a water hose, which he uses to squirt a young boy who has gotten too close to the action.
Print shows a fireman standing in the street, holding a water hose with a small amount of water coming from the nozzle; he asks a man standing on the sidewalk, smoking a cigar, if he will hold the hose while he... more
Print shows a fireman running down a street, blowing a horn; he has run into a street vendor's stand, upsetting baskets of fruit and knocking a cup and plate off a small table.
Print shows a fireman running down a street, carrying a ladder over his shoulder; the hooks at the top of the ladder have accidently snagged the coat of a pedestrian and he is on the verge of falling. A leaky w... more
Print shows a certificate for honorary membership in the Weccacoe Fire Company of Philadelphia, with views of five firehouses, horse-drawn engines, and other firefighting equipment.
Engraving showing building on fire next to Willard Hotel; Ellworth's New York fire Zouaves firefighters in action with fire pumps and hoses; crowd gathered on street watching flames pouring from windows and roo... more
Photographs of the Federal Navy, and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy -- the Federal Navy, 1861-1865.
Photograph shows fire fighters and steam fire engines in front of the Alexandria, Virginia fire department which was taken over by Union forces in early 1863.
Print shows bust portrait of Abraham Lincoln, facing right, mounted on a broadside containing text of the preamble and resolutions of the Fire Department of Philadelphia as stated following the death of Preside... more