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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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International Scout Garbage Truck

Date: 1961
Description: International Scout truck with dump box loading refuse into a garbage truck in a suburban neighborhood.
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Garbage Truck

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Description: The Greendale Department of Public Works used this truck to collect trash.
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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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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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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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Old City Hall

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Description: A group of men sit and stand in front of Old City Hall (built 1860).
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Information Filing and Storage

Date: April 17 1964
Description: A clerk checks real estate property information in a vast filing system housed in a vault.
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School Crossing Guard

Date: September 10 1987
Description: A traffic crossing guard reads while she waits for a Grafton elementary school to dismiss its students for the day.
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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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Auto License Bureau

Date: May 17 1939
Description: Wisconsin Auto License Bureau, 16-20 E. Doty Street, Card Typing Department, with women at typewriters and male supervisor.
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Free Throw

Date: December 30 1938
Description: Eleven boys watch another practice a free throw for the Madison Department of Recreation boys basketball team.
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Boys Basketball Team

Date: December 30 1938
Description: Group portrait of the Madison Department of Recreation boys basketball team.
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Kiddie Camp Display Window

Date: April 27 1934
Description: Three little girls, members of the Emerson Fresh Air school and the Longfellow Nutrition room, play with puppies in the Capital Times Kiddie Camp di...
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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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