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[Photograph of Firemen and Steamer]

Description: Photograph of firemen and a steamer from the Orange Fire Department posing in front of a clapboard building. The steamer and the men's faces have been colored.
Date: [1840..1850]
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of McKinney Volunteer Fire Department]

Description: Photograph of three rows of men from the McKinney Fire Department, dressed in uniforms and caps, posing in front of a building. A small boy stands on the far left of the front row. The men in the back row, standing from left to right, are Erwin Fergeston, Charles Carrington, Corn Oats, John Hill, Will Abernathy, Bob Kitchen, Alfred Allen, Robert Ware, John McKinney, Bob Maneden, Wiley McKinney, Polk Oats, and Charles Phelps. Those in the second row are Jim Sims, Wade Carrington, Jim Moore, Robert Warsham, Kelly Warsham, Giles McKinney, Buster Gordon, Will Gerrish, Press Duncan, Charlie Knott, Ian Nebb, and Bailey. Those in the third row are Estes, Dick Estes, John Johnson, Henry Goernan, Major Taylor, Jim Warden, Fred Burnett, William M. Abernathy, W. P. Suttle, Arthur Anderson, and Sam Burke.
Date: [1900..1910]
Item Type: Photograph

[Two Men on Fire Truck]

Description: Photograph of two firemen, identified as George T. Rexes and Grover Caldwell, sitting on a fire truck in front of the Orange Fire Station.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of McKinney Fire Department]

Description: Photograph of several men standing on and around a McKinney Fire Department wagon drawn by a horse, in front of a building. The men are identified as Tom Floyd, Otie Saunders, Tom Cambliss, unidentified, Walter D. Howell, Lou B. Furr, Van O'Neal, Rodger Abernathy, Robert Goastree, Lennie McCawn, and Fred Burke.
Date: 1904~
Item Type: Photograph

[Postcard from Frank L. Lynch to George Pendexter]

Description: Postcard from Frank L. Lynch to George Pendexter describing the vehicle in the picture as a combination chemical and hose truck number 2. The photograph shows the truck rolling down a street in Colorado Springs during a parade and decorated with streamers and flags; also there are around ten firemen standing or sitting on the truck as it travels down the street.
Date: [1907..1912]
Creator: Lynch, Frank L.
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard from Frank L. Lynch to George Pendexter]

Description: Postcard from Frank L. Lynch to George Pendexter reminding Pendexter that he has not forgot about him. Lynch mentions that the vehicle in the photograph is truck number 1 riding through a parade in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The buildings on the side of the street are decorated in patriotic flags and even the vehicles in the parade have American flag decorations.
Date: [1907..1912]
Creator: Lynch, Frank L.
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard of Central Fire Station, Houston, Texas]

Description: Postcard of Houston's Central Fire Station, a two-story brick building with several garage exits along the first floor. Horse-drawn fire engines are seen exiting the garages, and each garage is labeled. Three visible labels are, "Chief", "Hose", and "Steamer."
Date: 1907
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard with a Photo of a City Parade]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of a parade taking place in a city; where a large building is in the process of being built. The local fire department and its vehicles are passing on the side of the street closest to the camera; the larger carriage in the center is carrying ladders and approximately six firefighters. There other carriages and people on the far side of the street in front of the "Van Smith Drug Co."
Date: [1907..1912]
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard with a Photograph of a Parade in Milwaukee, Wisconsin]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of a parade taking place on a street in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In this photo there is a car filled with people moving away from the camera and little kids chasing after it. In the center of the picture there is a trolley car sitting in the middle of street.
Date: [1907..1912]
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard with an Image of a Tall Downtown Building]

Description: Postcard with an image of a tall downtown building with a large outside staircase; at the bottom of the building there is a large number of people crowding the street. The note on the back of the photo says "Chief Rush's funeral leaving his home April 28, 1912."
Date: [1907..1912]
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard from L. H. Woods to George Pendexter, May 10, 1907]

Description: Postcard from L. H. Woods to George Pendexter regarding the parade in the photograph; according to Woods this is the Fiesta Parade on May 10, 1907. The local fire department and their decorated floats are passing through the parade in this picture; their floats appear to be fake burning buildings being pulled by two horses draped in decorative blankets.
Date: May 10, 1907
Creator: Woods, L. H.
Item Type: Postcard

[Photograph of New Bedford Central Fire Station, New Bedford, Mass.]

Description: Postcard of the New Bedford Central Fire Station, with the firemen in two horse-drawn vehicles and one automobile. The three vehicles are parked in front of a garage with three doors, each labeled (from left to right) "Hose No. 1", "Hose No. 3", and "Ladder No. 1." There is a handwritten message to George Pendexter on the back of the postcard, and it says, "[...] I prefer Fire Dept. cards but any you send will be very acceptable [...]"
Date: November 18, 1907
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard of Richmond Fire Department]

Description: Postcard of the Richmond Fire Department in front of a fire station on a street corner. The fire fighters are formally dressed, and standing with a horse-drawn carriage. The back of the postcard has a handwritten message that says, "Knowing you collect fire dept. cards, I'm sending you one from Richmond, where I am today."
Date: February 29, 1908
Item Type: Postcard