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[Postcard from Gus Brown to George Pendexter, March 17, 1912]

Description: Postcard from Gus Brown to George Pendexter describing the wagon in the photograph, Brown says "this is a view of old truck at No. 3." He later says that the wagon has been remodeled and moved to another station; the wagon is loaded down with ladders in the back. The photograph shows the wagon sitting outside of the local fire station with a fireman sitting atop the driver's seat and holding the reins.
Date: March 17, 1912
Creator: Brown, Gus

[Postcard from Gus Brown to George Pendexter, March 25, 1912]

Description: Postcard from Gus Brown to George Pendexter thanking George for sending him cards of the truck in Dallas, Texas and discussing the recent snow storm. The photograph on the reverse side shows one of the horse-drawn fire wagons, parked in front of the fire station, used by the Springfield Fire Department in Springfield, Ohio; this wagon is being pulled by two horses with two firemen in the driver's seat. There are also two firemen standing on the back of the wagon on the far right of the picture.
Date: March 25, 1912
Creator: Brown, Gus

[Postcard from Gus Brown to George Pendexter, February 27, 1912]

Description: Postcard from Gus Brown to George Pendexter describing a fire that happened in Springfield, Ohio in 1903, in talking about injuries Brown says: "5 buried [sic] by falling walls, 3 taken out dead, others had broken limbs." The photograph on the reverse side shows the damage caused by the fire at the Fountain Square Theatre on February 19, 1903; this is the "stage entrance" which is torn up and wooden beams lying on the ground in disarray.
Date: February 27, 1912
Creator: Brown, Gus C.

[Postcard from F. A. Bruce to George Pendexter, February 5, 1912]

Description: Postcard from F. A. Bruce to George Pendexter with a photograph of a large building on fire in Fort Wayne, Indiana; there is one fire truck in the photograph with hoses attached to it and other streams of water shooting at the flaming building. The note on the back of the card reads: "Let me know what views you have of Battle Creek so I will know what to send this one is of Fort Wayne Ind. 11 people burned up."
Date: February 5, 1912
Creator: Bruce, F. A.

[Postcard from F. A. Bruce to George Pendexter, February 21, 1912]

Description: Postcard from F. A. Bruce to George Pendexter concerning the fire truck in the picture, which is the car Bruce drives. Bruce notes the blizzard conditions in Michigan that include four to five feet snow drifts. The photograph on the reverse side shows a group of firemen sitting in a fire truck that is covered in snow and wearing snow chains; the note on the picture says: "10 below zero inspecting fire alarm."
Date: February 21, 1912
Creator: Bruce, F. A.

[Postcard from Clarence W. Conor to George Pendexter, June 11, 1912]

Description: Postcard from Clarence W. Conor to George Pendexter with a note describing the type of vehicle in the picture as a combination "Hose and Chemical wagon." There are six firemen in the picture, five are in the vehicle and one is standing next to it; the water hose is rolled up in the center and there is even a goat in the arms of one of the men in the back.
Date: June 11, 1912
Creator: Conor, Clarence W.

[Postcard from Clarence W. Conor to George Pendexter, June 11, 1912]

Description: Postcard from Clarence W. Conor to George Pendexter with a photograph of the "Number 1 Steamer," a part of the greater Bridgeport Fire Department in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The vehicle has a large steamer contraption on the back, and an alarm bell attached to it. The three firemen in the picture are all on the vehicle and one man is holding a goat in the front seat.
Date: June 11, 1912
Creator: Conor, Clarence W.

[Postcard from Clarence W. Conor to George Pendexter, May 7, 1912]

Description: Postcard from Clarence W. Conor to George Pendexter regarding different collections of photographs. The photograph on the backside of the card shows a view of a fireman sitting in an old fire engine belonging to the Stratford Fire Department in Stratford, Connecticut. This vehicle has a ladder attached to its side, a basket with a water hose on top, and an alarm bell on the far back.
Date: May 7, 1912
Creator: Conor, Clarence W.

[Postcard from Earl E. Cratty to George Pendexter, June 13, 1912]

Description: Postcard from Earl E. Cratty to George Pendexter with a photograph of a horse-drawn fire department vehicle going down a street in Galesburg, Illinois for the Decoration Day Parade (now Memorial Day) on May 30, 1912. There is a large crowd of people lining the street on both sides, as other vehicles pass by in the background. There is a note on the photo that says "St. Louis, MO has great collection of cards."
Date: [1912-05-30..1912-06-13]
Creator: Cratty, Earl E.

[Postcard from J. P. Eagan to George Pendexter]

Description: Postcard from J. P. Eagan to George Pendexter discussing the recent slow business around St. Louis; Eagan notes that the photograph shows "one of our brave police stationed at a salon after a fire at Paulian building." The windows of the building are blown out and all of the bottles are covered in ice; the policeman is wearing a large overcoat to keep warm.
Date: [1909..1912]
Creator: Eagan, J. P.

[Postcard from J. P. Eagan to George Pendexter, December 4, 1911]

Description: Postcard from J. P. Eagan to George Pendexter with a note on the back saying that Pendexter's fire truck should "be ready for shipment about Dec. 20th." He goes on the say that the photograph on the reverse side shows "#18 wagon just as the walls fell at general paper Co. fire May 23-1911. The photograph shows four firemen standing on the back of the fire wagon watching as the wall falls down.
Date: December 4, 1911
Creator: Eagan, J. P.

[Postcard from J. P. Eagan to George Pendexter, December 21, 1911]

Description: Postcard from J. P. Eagan to George Pendexter describing the photograph on the reverse side as a fire in St. Louis on May 23, 1911 and saying that Pendexter's new fire truck "is a dandy" and gives a descriptions of its technical features. The photograph on the reverse side shows a large number of fire fighters working to put out a fire at one of the buildings in the city; Eagan says "This is one of several paper stock fire." Three of the photographed firemen are walking up the large pile of debris while most of the others are at ground level working the hoses and spraying water on the pile.
Date: December 21, 1911
Creator: Eagan, J. P.