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Date: 1950 ca.
Description: Smokey Bear cub with Judy Bell in front of a fire-prevention poster featuring the character for whom the young bear was named.
Description: Furrows plowed to stop a forest fire in Douglas County along County N, west of Solon Springs.
Description: Forest Fire Design No. 2, Untitled. The poster features primarily text, in shades of dulled red and white. A message on the back of the poster indicates th...
Description: Forest Fire Design No. 3, Untitled. The poster features primarily text, in shades of dulled red and white. A message on the back of the poster indicates th...
Description: Grass meadow with rotting tree stumps, possibly after a fire.
Description: Smokey Bear cub with a fire-prevention poster bearing his namesake.
Description: Department of Agriculture Design No. 1, "Forest Fire." The poster features a forest fire blazing around a lone country house, with smoke billowing into the...
Description: Engraved view of Peshtigo Fire showing people trying to escape the flames by boat and on horseback. A team of cattle also seek refuge and several birds tak...
Date: 1859-07-29 ca.
Description: Forests in the north were often plagued with fires during the summer months, and Holzlhuber (on a return journey from Niagara Falls), passed through one. I...
Date: 1895 ca.
Description: Two men stand in a strawberry field bordered by burnt-over forest. The photographer's shadow can be seen at the bottom of the image.
Description: A man uses a tractor and rope to fell a tree in an area that appears to have been cleared by fire.
Description: Several men fighting a small forest fire. One man has a water pack on his back.
The Virgin Mary Appears to an Illiterate Peasant Girl
Date: date unknown
Description: View of three people silhouetted against the advancing edge of a brush fire.
Description: Well jetting equipment with three hose lines extinguishing forest fires.
Description: Smokey Bear cub receives treatment from Dr. Edwin J. Smith of Santa Fe, for burns he suffered in a forest fire.
Date: 1915 ca.
Description: View from shoreline of Trout Lake of a group of six men posed with the pilot, possibly Jack Vilas, on an early seaplane or flying boat floating in the wate...
Description: This photograph of downed trees and branches is annotated, possibly by C.L. Harrington:
"A fire hazard at this date Feb 28 '41. I have salvaged all or ab...
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