Date:  date unknown

Description: Letterhead of the Wm. Ewig Company, an insurance company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with full-color depictions of a scene with three traffic accidents involv...


Description: Letterhead of the Madison Fire Insurance Company of Madison, Wisconsin, with five different typefaces, distinct fields, elaborate capital letters "F" and "...

Date: 1871 

Description: Drawing of the Peshtigo Fire showing people seeking refuge in the Peshtigo River.


Description: "Battle of Mobile Bay." A color lithograph published by L. Prang & Co., Boston.


Description: A large lithograph of the most immediate of the tragic results of the civil war in Mobile, Alabama, which was the great explosion of May 25, 1865. Federal...

Date: 1886-05-14 

Description: Printed announcement of the opening of the Madison Fire Department. At the top, in a circular frame, is a fire fighter driving a horse-drawn fire engine. B...

Date: 1655 

Description: Engraving made after a watercolor painting by John White during the Barlowe Expedition in Virginia, 1585-1587.


Description: Memohead of Keeler Lumber & Fuel Company of Beloit, Wisconsin, a dealer in lumber and coal, with a tree stump, a pile of smoldering coal, and wisps of smok...

Date: 1892-02 

Description: Engraving of a fur trader standing in the middle of a circle of seated Indians in their council tepee.

Date: 1864-02-04 

Description: Embossed invitation to the fourth masquerade ball of the Madison Fire Engine Company #2. The invitation depicts a fire fighter on a ladder carrying a woman...


Grass Fire

Date: 1942 

Description: Drawing of a man standing in a field and holding a damper or rake with smoke billowing from the grass.

Date: 1871-11-25 

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...


Description: Currier & Ives lithograph of the fall of Richmond, April 2, 1865.

Date: 1860 after

Description: Jefferson Davis, holding a Confederate flag, is arriving in hell with a devil riding on his back. Another devil (Benedict Arnold) below is giving him a "wa...

Date: 1871 after

Description: Collage depicting multiple McCormick buildings reconstructed or built after the Chicago Fire. The caption at bottom reads, "Rebuilt Chicago. — Buildings Er...


Description: Etching of the "Attack upon Roanoke Island" by troops landing from naval vessels, after a painting by Chappel.

Date: 1883-01-09 

Description: A large crowd is on the street surrounding the burning building. Fire fighters are struggling with horses pulling the fire engine, and on the left a group...


Description: Letterhead of Christian Schroeder & Sons, a real estate, loan, and insurance agent in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a three-quarter view of a residence, two m...

Date: 1956 

Description: Cartoon from an International Harvester operator's manual. The cartoon appears under the heading "Preparing the Tractor". The cartoon depicts an elderly m...

Date: 1858 

Description: 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 be...


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