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Steam Fire Engine with Three Horses

Steam Fire Engine with Three Horses | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A steam fire engine of Milwaukee's Fire Company #2 drawn by three white horses racing to a fire. Prior motor driven fire equipment was a greater danger than it was during the twentieth century. Even with the best horses and equipment, fire fighters often arrived too late to save a burning building.
DESCRIPTION
A steam fire engine of Milwaukee's Fire Company #2 drawn by three white horses racing to a fire. Prior motor driven fire equipment was a greater danger than it was during the twentieth century. Even with the best horses and equipment, fire fighters often arrived too late to save a burning building.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:5029
Creation Date: 1900
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Milwaukee
County:Milwaukee
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Horse photographs, ca. 1900-ca. 1910
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 1124(3)
Original Dimensions:6.25 x 4 inches
SUBJECTS
Horses
Commercial buildings
Coats
Hats
Cities and towns
Men
Outdoor photography
Fire fighters
Signs and signboards
Cable cars (Streetcars)
Fire engines
Horse-drawn vehicles
Roads

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