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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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J.A. Taylor Steamer #1

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

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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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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Cribbage Game at Fire Station

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Description: Fireman playing cribbage in a quiet moment at the Dayton and Randall Streets Fire Station Number 4 with spittoon in the foreground.
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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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Truax Field Fire Station

Date: April 10 1943
Description: Truax Army Air Field Fire Station #1 with fire fighters and their trucks.
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Aerial Fire Truck with Fire Fighters

Date: January 02 1934
Description: Madison Fire Department's new gray $16,200 aerial fire truck parked in front of the Central Fire Station, 18-20 South Webster Street. Roy Hurling is drivi...
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Aerial Fire Truck

Date: January 02 1934
Description: Madison Fire Department's new gray $16,200 aerial fire truck is parked in front of the Central Fire Station, 18-20 South Webster Street. Roy Hurling is dr...
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Madison's Old Central Fire Station, 1881-1904

Date: 1902
Description: Madison's old Central Fire Station (1881-1904), 10 South Webster Street, with two ladder wagons pictured in front of the station. The wagon on the left is...
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Madison's Old Central Fire Station & Police Station

Date: 1900
Description: Madison's old Central Fire Station (1881-1904), 10 South Webster Street, with Police Station on the left. Probably photographed at the turn of the century...
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Fire Station on State Street

Date: 1902
Description: Station #2 of the Madison Fire Department at 125 State Street. Several men in uniform pose in front of the building with a horse-drawn wagon.
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Fire Company

Date: 1903
Description: Group portrait of the Madison Fire Department, consisting of 17 individual oval portraits and the station on Webster Street.
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100 Block State Street

Date: 1915
Description: 101-103 State Hook Brothers pianos; 105 State Findlay Flat Iron Building; 107 State Shiphe & Dorn grocers; 109 State Exclsior Shoe Store; 111 State Woman'...
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Fire Station with Bell Tower

Date: 1963
Description: Fire Station garage doors with bell tower on the roof.
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Madison Central Fire Station, Detail

Date: October 19 1969
Description: Two ornamented windows at the Central Madison Fire Station, 18 South Webster Street. The lintel (the brick and stone arch) above the second story windows i...
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Fire Department

Date: 1967
Description: The Wautoma Fire Station.
Print

International Fire Truck Advertising Brochure

Date: 1995
Description: Front cover of a brochure advertising International fire trucks, ambulances, and emergency rescue vehicles. Features an illustration of fire fighters wash...
Photograph

Madison Central Fire Station

Date: October 19 1969
Description: Exterior view of the Central Madison Fire Station (1904-1968), 18 South Webster Street. It was eventually demolished to build First Wisconsin Bank.

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