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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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Fire Fighters Rescuing Victims

Date: 1910
Description: Fire fighters on ground lifting people out of a building.
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Fire Fighters on Ladders

Date: 1910
Description: Fire fighters on ladders climbing up to the windows of a burning building.
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Fire Fighters with Hose

Date: 1910
Description: Fire fighters on the ground spraying water from a fire hose.
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Fire at Atlas Flour Mill

Date: December 11 1926
Description: Fire destroyed the Atlas Flour Mill, causing an estimated $100,000 in damage. Thirteen engine companies, six truck companies, and two fire boats fought the...
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Fire Ruins

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Description: Aftermath of winter fire.
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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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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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Loading Fire Fighting Equipment

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Description: Men loading back pumps and fire fighting equipment onto a truck at Park Falls Ranger Station in preparation for answering a forest fire call.
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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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The "Vernie Mac" at Taylor Falls

Date: 1900
Description: A fire fighter's excursion on the "Vernie Mac" at a landing near Taylor Falls on the St. Croix River between Minnesota and Wisconsin. Excursion barge is a...
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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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Beating the Bug

Date: December 13 1968
Description: A firefighter gets a flu shot made available to city workers in the lobby of the municipal building to avoid contracting the Hong Kong flu.
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Fire Fighters Practice with Scout Fire Truck

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Description: Color photograph of a fire crew battling small house fire during a training exercise. The men are using an International Scout fire truck.

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