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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 on his arm. He holds a fire trumpet. Behind him a man lies unconscious in the rubble. At the bottom and sides of the invitation are axes, a fire fighters helmet, a bell, and water hoses. During their early years as ethnically based volunteer organizations, Madison's fire companies served social and business purposes as well as fighting fires.
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 on his arm. He holds a fire trumpet. Behind him a man lies unconscious in the rubble. At the bottom and sides of the invitation are axes, a fire fighters helmet, a bell, and water hoses. During their early years as ethnically based volunteer organizations, Madison's fire companies served social and business purposes as well as fighting fires.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:23407
Creation Date:February 04 1864
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Ephemera collection, circa 1850-circa 2000
Genre:Print
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:PH 2724
Original Dimensions:xxx
SUBJECTS
Bells
Dresses
Protective clothing
Work clothes
Fires
Implements, utensils, etc.
Ladders
Ephemera
Masquerades
Parties
First aid in illness and injury
Men
Women
Fire fighters
Water

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