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Fire Company

Date: 1857
Description: A lithographic portrait by Louis Kurz (1833-1921) of Madison Fire Engine Company #2 posed with a hand pumper and hose cart in front of the design of the ne...
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Horse-Drawn Fire Wagon

Date: 1910
Description: Horse-drawn fire wagon going down a cobblestone street in Milwaukee. The fact that automobiles also appear in the picture suggest that the transition to mo...
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International Scout Fire Truck

Date: 1961
Description: Studio shot of an International Scout fire truck.
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Man on Tall Ladder

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Description: Fire fighting scene in which a man is at the top of a very tall ladder mounted on a hook and ladder fire truck. A group of men observe. A haze of smoke fil...
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Hand Engine of Volunteer Fire Department

Date: 1887
Description: Peter Selb, Ben Dietrich, J.A. Lockwood, Matt Dietrich, and John Downing pose around the hand engine of the volunteer fire department. All but Selb were ch...
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J.A. Taylor Steamer #1

Date: 1905
Description: Fire department steamer #1 fire engine, named after hotel proprietor J.A. Taylor.
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Fire Truck on Country Road

Date: 1918
Description: Four men dressed in fire fighting gear driving a fire truck on State Highway 47 near Appleton. The Wisconsin Highway Commission which published this photo...
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Steam Fire Engine with Three Horses

Date: 1900
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 tha...
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Fire Fighting Crew

Date: August 10 1936
Description: Five men, who are members of a fire fighting crew, pose in front of their truck at the Park Falls Ranger Station.
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Fire Fighters in International CO-8190 Fire Truck

Date: 1963
Description: Five fire fighters en route to a fire in an International CO-8190 fire truck.
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International VCO-202A Fire and Rescue Truck Battling Fire

Date: 1963
Description: Fire fighters use an International fire and rescue truck with an eighty-five foot mounted ladder to fight a fire, possibly as part of a training exercise....
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Fire Engine No. 1

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Description: Fire fighters are posed on and around a fire engine in front of the fire station.
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Milwaukee Central Fire Station

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Description: A view of Milwaukee Central Fire Station, with fire fighters posed in front of the building and around a fire engine.
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Young Girl Sounds Siren of International Fire Truck

Date: 1966
Description: A group of children cover their ears as a young girl sounds the horn of an International truck. Some of the children are holding balloons in their hands.
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Steam Fire Engine at Soldiers Home

Date: May 19 1887
Description: Firefighters stand with steam fire engine in front of fire station at National Soldiers Home.
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International Fire Truck

Date: June 13 1925
Description: International fire truck, owned by the city of Lindsborg, parked on a street in front of a brick building.
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Fire Fighters Douse Flames Downtown

Date: April 15 1950
Description: Fire fighters from neighboring communities help put out at a nighttime fire in the downtown business district.
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Fire Fighters Taking Driving Safety Tests

Date: January 22 1946
Description: Fire fighters taking five different driving safety tests administered by Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Safety Department employees in Fire Station #1, 18 South W...
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Children on Fire Truck

Date: October 05 1935
Description: Three children and fireman sitting on fire truck.
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Fire at Madison Steam Laundry

Date: March 20 1935
Description: View across street towards the Madison Steam Laundry, at 433 State Street, the scene of a fire. In front of the building is a fire truck with extension lad...

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