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These are to certify that Richard Lawrence is pursuant to law nominated and appointed one of the fireman of the City of New York painted by H. Inman ; engraved by Geo. W. Hatch

These are to certify that Richard Lawrence is pursuant to law nominate...

Print shows Neptune/Poseidon seated on the left on dark clouds at water's edge, receiving the keys to the City of New York from a female figure identified as "Protection" and another female figure identified as... More

Philadelphia fire and life insurance co. Perpetual engraved by J. McGoffin at J.M. Butlers establishment 84 Chestnut St

Philadelphia fire and life insurance co. Perpetual engraved by J. McGo...

Print shows four men wearing business suits and top hats standing in front of as steam fire engine parked on a Philadelphia street. Title from item. Caption continues: This policy of insurance witnesseth, that ... More

Carriage or fire engine

Carriage or fire engine

Title devised by Library staff. (DLC/PP-1997:105) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms part of: Documentary drawing filing series (Library of Congress).

Grand Celebration of the Cincinnati Steam Fire Dept. in honor of the opening of the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad. "A Steamer" of the fire dept. of Cincinnati turning out to a fire; Procession of the steam fire-engines of the Cincinnati Fire Dept., on the occasion of the Opening of the ... Railroad

Grand Celebration of the Cincinnati Steam Fire Dept. in honor of the o...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1857 June 6, p. 8 & 9. Reference copy may be in LOT 4428. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Firefighting...; St... More

Certificate of honorary membership of the Weccacoe Fire Company, Philadelphia / des. & lith. by Jas. Queen ; printed in oil colors by P.S. Duval & Son, Pha.

Certificate of honorary membership of the Weccacoe Fire Company, Phila...

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. Title from item. Stamped in ... More

[Calendar for 1866 - advertisement for Phoenix Insurance Company, Hartford, Conn., illustrated with horse-drawn fire engines, building on fire and steamboat on fire]

[Calendar for 1866 - advertisement for Phoenix Insurance Company, Hart...

Lithograph by Ehrgott, Forbriger & Co., Cincinnati, copyrighted by R.H. Magill. This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Fire engine, 1775, of the Friendship Fire Company, Alexandria, Va. 1889

Fire engine, 1775, of the Friendship Fire Company, Alexandria, Va. 188...

Photograph shows fire engine from 1775 on display outside of building. Copyright 1889 by J. M. Hill. Title from item.

Fire engine at World's Columbian Exposition grounds while buildings were under construction

Fire engine at World's Columbian Exposition grounds while buildings we...

Photograph shows two men operating steam powered fire engine; thick black smoke blows from steamer. No. 424. Title from item.

A fire on Broadway, N.Y.

A fire on Broadway, N.Y.

Photograph shows fire fighter operating horse drawn steam fire engine on city street in front of Star Theatre; policeman nearby observes as steam pours from engine; spectators in background watch from Morton Ho... More

A morning alarm /

A morning alarm /

From Maguire & Baucus catalogues: This shows the Fire Department leaving headquarters for an early morning fire. The scene is remarkable for its natural effect. The opening of the engine house doors, the pranci... More

Buffalo Fire Department in action /

Buffalo Fire Department in action /

"Another of those stirring fire scenes which have proved so popular. There are ten pieces of apparatus in the picture. Every piece fully manned is under full headway, and is shown almost head-on to the beholder... More

[Fireman with firefighting equipment in front of the Vigilant Firehouse, 1066 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, Washington, D.C.]

[Fireman with firefighting equipment in front of the Vigilant Firehous...

Title devised by Library staff based on HABS DC-98, which shows the same building. National Photo Company Collection. No. 43640.

[Horse-drawn fire engine rushing to a fire]

[Horse-drawn fire engine rushing to a fire]

Photograph shows three white horses rushing down city street pulling a steam fire engine carrying three fire fighters; crowds on the street and inside the Shaw building watch fire engine go by. Title devised by... More

Montreal Fire Department on runners /

Montreal Fire Department on runners /

From Edison films catalog: First comes the Chief's sleigh with old-fashioned side runners, containing the Chief and his driver. Next comes a chemical apparatus mounted on a stout double runner sled, which is fo... More

New York City in a blizzard

New York City in a blizzard

"A realistic panoramic view taken at Madison Square, New York City, on February 17, 1902. A portion of the New York Fire Department is seen trying to make their way to a fire through the immense snow drifts. A ... More

N.Y. Fire Department returning /

N.Y. Fire Department returning /

Shot at an unidentified location in New York City, the film shows several pieces of horse-drawn fire vehicles in motion: two hook-and-ladders [Frame: 0114, 0905]; two steam pumpers [0373, 1111]; a rescue wagon ... More

Cleveland fire department /

Cleveland fire department /

The subject is the activities of a fire department that can be seen coming out of the fire engine house located across the street from the camera position. The action must have been a drill or rehearsal as the ... More

Parade of "exempt" firemen /

Parade of "exempt" firemen /

The film shows a large group of people watching the approach of a color guard followed by a number of elderly marching firemen [Frame: 1734] pulling antique fire equipment [2486]. In the background is the white... More

Annual parade, New York Fire Department /

Annual parade, New York Fire Department /

"Taken in front of the reviewing stand at Madison Square, New York City. Shows the arrival of Mayor McClellan, and other New York officials. The parade is headed by Chief Croker and battalion chiefs. The fireme... More

[Labor Day parade] /

[Labor Day parade] /

Shows a parade through bunting-draped streets, probably in the town of Leominster, Mass. First, a decorated grandstand bearing the banner "Leominster heartily greets its guests" is seen, and then the camera pan... More

High pressure wagon, #6 N.Y.F.D.

High pressure wagon, #6 N.Y.F.D.

Photograph shows fire fighters riding down the center of the road in horse-drawn fire engine.

High pressure wagon, #6 N.Y.F.D

High pressure wagon, #6 N.Y.F.D

Photograph shows fire fighters riding down the center of the road in horse-drawn fire engine. Title from copyright registration.

First steam fire engine of Carlisle, Pa., owned by the [Goodwill] Hose Company

First steam fire engine of Carlisle, Pa., owned by the [Goodwill] Hose...

Photograph shows steam fire engine sitting in fenced in yard. Title from item.

Fire Engine No. 2

Fire Engine No. 2

Photograph shows horse-drawn fire engine with smoke pouring out of cylinder. Copyright 1909 by E. L. Tobias. Title from item.

Fire Department, Valdosta, Georgia

Fire Department, Valdosta, Georgia

Photograph shows fire fighters standing in front of firehouse; one man sits behind the wheel of fire engine. Published by Barnes, the Druggist. Title from item.

Civil war veterans of Co. D, 30th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 1st Pennsylvania Reserve Corps Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart, Reading, Pa

Civil war veterans of Co. D, 30th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 1st ...

Photograph shows Union veterans of 30th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 1st Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, next to the Volunteer Firemen's Monument in Reading, Pennsylvania, riding in an American LaFrance chemical... More

Fire-engines: Goodwill Hummingbird No. 5, York, Pa., fire department

Fire-engines: Goodwill Hummingbird No. 5, York, Pa., fire department

Fire-engine in front of station. J156952 U.S. Copyright Office Photo copyrighted by Simon & Murmane. No copyright renewal. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Pa.... More

Goodwill Engine No. 5 - York, Pa. Fire Department

Goodwill Engine No. 5 - York, Pa. Fire Department

Photograph shows fireman on neighborhood street, sitting on top of steam fire engine and holding the reins of three horses; Goodwill Engine No. 5 is written on firehose and engraved on steamer; little girl watc... More

Fire-engines: Rex Hook & Ladder Co. - York, Pa., fire department

Fire-engines: Rex Hook & Ladder Co. - York, Pa., fire department

Horse-drawn. J156967 U.S. Copyright Office Photo copyrighted by Simon & Murmane. No copyright renewal. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Pa. York; Photog. Index... More

Testing fire engines

Testing fire engines

Photo shows competition of motor pumper engines held by the International Association of Fire Engineers, New York City, Sept. 3, 1913. Pumper engines drew water from the Hudson River. (Source: Flickr Commons pr... More

Testing fire engines

Testing fire engines

Photo shows competition of motor pumper engines held by the International Association of Fire Engineers, New York City, Sept. 3, 1913. Pumper engines drew water from the Hudson River. (Source: Flickr Commons pr... More

Testing fire engines, N.Y

Testing fire engines, N.Y

Photo shows competition of motor pumper engines held by the International Association of Fire Engineers, New York City, Sept. 3, 1913. Pumper engines drew water from the Hudson River. The Autopiano Company fact... More

Testing fire engines, N.Y.

Testing fire engines, N.Y.

Photo shows competition of motor pumper engines held by the International Association of Fire Engineers, New York City, Sept. 3, 1913. Pumper engines drew water from the Hudson River. The Autopiano Company fact... More

To the fire, Wausau, Wisconsin

To the fire, Wausau, Wisconsin

Photograph shows firemen riding horse-drawn steam powered fire engine down city street; crowds gather to watch. No. 187. Copyright 1913 by J.M. Colby, Wausau. Title from item.

State Dept. Washington

State Dept. Washington

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negatives or negative sleeves. Date from caption list. Caption from caption list: No, this is not a fire at the State Dept. in Washington... More

More awakening of the Turks. New motor fire apparatus to replace the hand pump and runners of ancient times. The first day this was used after the Allied withdrawal, it passed through a couple of houses on a street corner The watch tower of Stamboul. On watch here for fires and enemies ; This boy uses his eyes to wriggle extra "baksheesh" out of his customers.

More awakening of the Turks. New motor fire apparatus to replace the h...

Photographs show a fire truck in the street, a watchtower and a shoe shine boy with box, Istanbul,Turkey. Title from item. Negative series code stamped on page: LC-C26. On page: no. 1409 (top left image), no. ... More

More awakening of the Turks. New motor fire apparatus to replace the hand pump and runners of ancient times. The first day this was used after the Allied withdrawal, it passed through a couple of houses on a street corner A typical porter or hamal of Constantinople ; Five times daily priests or Hoxhas mount these minarets, appear on the balcony and call in wierd [i.e., weird] the faithful to prayer.

More awakening of the Turks. New motor fire apparatus to replace the h...

Photographs show a fire truck in the street, half-length portrait of a porter, and a mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. Title from item. Negative series code stamped on page: LC-C26. On page: no. 1412 (top left image)... More

View of the U.S. Capitol during the fire which destroyed the studio of Artist Chas. Moberly & considerably damaged the House Document Room - fire engines with ladders going up the side of the Capitol

View of the U.S. Capitol during the fire which destroyed the studio of...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. In album: Washington, D.C., Jan. 1927 to Feb. 1930, v. 4, Herbert E. French, National Photo Company. National Photo Company Collection (Librar... More

Old Fire Engine, Weaverville, Trinity County, CA
Lititz, Pennsylvania. Volunteer fire watchers, sitting on the fire engines in the fire house, listening to a lecture on the uses of gas in warfare given by Raymond Runk

Lititz, Pennsylvania. Volunteer fire watchers, sitting on the fire eng...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

Looks like Santa Claus may soon get an interesting earthbound ride at the Florence, Arizona, parade associated with the annual Junior Parada rodeo, in which young cowboys and cowgirls compete

Looks like Santa Claus may soon get an interesting earthbound ride at ...

"Parada" in this context does not mean "parade," as one might think. Used by many rodeo events around the country, it uses the Spanish word for "stop" to refer to early rodeos in which cowhands literally stoppe... More

[Fire engines putting out flames, firemen chasing man whose hatchet fell on hose, hose wetting man, fireman putting out flames]

[Fire engines putting out flames, firemen chasing man whose hatchet fe...

Title devised by cataloger. (DLC/PP-1934:0109). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published as vignettes in: "The Old Niagara. A Ballad," by Arthur Guiterman, Scribner's ma... More

[Fire engines putting out flames, firemen chasing man whose hatchet fell on hose, hose wetting man, fireman putting out flames]

[Fire engines putting out flames, firemen chasing man whose hatchet fe...

Title devised by cataloger. (DLC/PP-1934:0109). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published as vignettes in: "The Old Niagara. A Ballad," by Arthur Guiterman, Scribner's ma... More

The celebration in San Francisco ; In commemoration of the successful laying of the Atlantic telegraph cable, Monday, September 27th, 1858  / / Sterett & Butler, printers, engravers and publishers, 145 Clay Street, San Francisco.

The celebration in San Francisco ; In commemoration of the successful ...

Pictorial lettersheet shows scenes from a parade including floats, a covered wagon, a cart carrying bears, and a firetruck pulled by firemen; border decorated with seals of the first 30 states. Title from item.... More

The celebration in San Francisco ; In commemoration of the successful laying of the Atlantic telegraph cable, Monday, September 27th, 1858  / / Sterett & Butler, printers, engravers and publishers, 145 Clay Street, San Francisco.

The celebration in San Francisco ; In commemoration of the successful ...

Pictorial lettersheet shows scenes from a parade including floats, a covered wagon, a cart carrying bears, and a firetruck pulled by firemen; border decorated with seals of the first 30 states. Title from item.... More

Vigilant Engine House, 648-650 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV

Vigilant Engine House, 648-650 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV

Significance: This fire house is the second built on this site. It was home to Vigilant Steam Fire Engine Company Number 3, one of the four original city fire companies. The present structure was built to rep... More

Vigilant Engine House, 648-650 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV

Vigilant Engine House, 648-650 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV

Significance: This fire house is the second built on this site. It was home to Vigilant Steam Fire Engine Company Number 3, one of the four original city fire companies. The present structure was built to rep... More

Vigilant Engine House, 648-650 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV

Vigilant Engine House, 648-650 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV

Significance: This fire house is the second built on this site. It was home to Vigilant Steam Fire Engine Company Number 3, one of the four original city fire companies. The present structure was built to rep... More

Vigilant Engine House, 648-650 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV

Vigilant Engine House, 648-650 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV

Significance: This fire house is the second built on this site. It was home to Vigilant Steam Fire Engine Company Number 3, one of the four original city fire companies. The present structure was built to rep... More

Vigilant Engine House, 648-650 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV

Vigilant Engine House, 648-650 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV

Significance: This fire house is the second built on this site. It was home to Vigilant Steam Fire Engine Company Number 3, one of the four original city fire companies. The present structure was built to rep... More

Vigilant Engine House, 648-650 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV

Vigilant Engine House, 648-650 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV

Significance: This fire house is the second built on this site. It was home to Vigilant Steam Fire Engine Company Number 3, one of the four original city fire companies. The present structure was built to rep... More

Vigilant Engine House, 648-650 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV

Vigilant Engine House, 648-650 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV

Significance: This fire house is the second built on this site. It was home to Vigilant Steam Fire Engine Company Number 3, one of the four original city fire companies. The present structure was built to rep... More

Vigilant Engine House, 648-650 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV

Vigilant Engine House, 648-650 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV

Significance: This fire house is the second built on this site. It was home to Vigilant Steam Fire Engine Company Number 3, one of the four original city fire companies. The present structure was built to rep... More

Vigilant Engine House, 648-650 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV

Vigilant Engine House, 648-650 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV

Significance: This fire house is the second built on this site. It was home to Vigilant Steam Fire Engine Company Number 3, one of the four original city fire companies. The present structure was built to rep... More

Vigilant Engine House, 648-650 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV

Vigilant Engine House, 648-650 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV

Significance: This fire house is the second built on this site. It was home to Vigilant Steam Fire Engine Company Number 3, one of the four original city fire companies. The present structure was built to rep... More

Vigilant Engine House, 648-650 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV

Vigilant Engine House, 648-650 Main Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV

Significance: This fire house is the second built on this site. It was home to Vigilant Steam Fire Engine Company Number 3, one of the four original city fire companies. The present structure was built to rep... More