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A fire fighter stands over a fire as he trains his hose on the flames. This depicts the close proximity to the fire fire fighters were required to work before steam-powered pumpers became standard equipment.


Image ID: 22879

Creation Date: 1858 

Creator Name: Maurer, Louis




Collection Name: Classified File****

Genre: Print

Original Format Type: negative, b/w copy

Original Format Number: (X3)26105

Original Dimensions: 4 x 5 inches


From a four-part Currier and Ives series of hand-colored lithographs held by the Library of Congress.


Clothing and dress


Fire extinction

Fire fighters




Service industries



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