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[Postcard of Battle Creek Fire Station No. 2]

Description: Postcard of the Battle Creek Fire Department at a two-story fire station. The fire fighters are standing with their two horse-drawn vehicles outside of their respective garages. On the back of the postcard, the sender has left a handwritten message that says, "I am always glad to exchange any courtesies with my comrades, and a I mail you cards [...] fire stations. [...]"
Date: June 6, 1909
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of the Kalamazoo Fire Department]

Description: Postcard of the Kalamazoo Fire Department. The fire fighters are lined up in five ascending rows up the front stairs of a building. Two men are sitting in chairs centered in front of the five rows. On the back of the postcard, the sender has left a hand written message.
Date: May 6, 1910
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of the Detroit Fire Department]

Description: Postcard of Detroit's fire fighters in a motorized fire engine at their station. A child is standing to the right of the vehicle. On the back of the postcard, a printed note says, "THE DETROIT FIRE DEPARTMENT is considered one of the best equipped in the country, and their promptness in responding to alarms is remarkable. The magnitude of the department is scarcely realized by the majority of the people. It requires the services of 630 men to handle the 32 engines, 13 trucks, 3 hose companies, 340 horses, 1 water tower and two fire boats."
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, July 3, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter with a note saying: "the auto just returning from a run, we are having it very quite [sic] here at present, one fire in ten days." The picture on the reverse side shows two fire trucks parked outside of the garages at the local fire station; there are firemen riding on the trucks as they are returning from a job.
Date: [1909..1912]
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard with a Photograph of the Battle Creek F. D. Chief's Car]

Description: Postcard with an image of the car belonging to the chief of the Battle Creek Fire Department in Battle Creek, Michigan. The caption on the bottom of the photo reads: "Fire Chief's Auto - Finest Equipped in the World. B. C. Fire Department - Battle Creek, Mich." There are also three other firemen sitting with the chief in the car.
Date: [1909..1912]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard with a Photo of a Battle Creek, Michigan Fire Truck]

Description: Postcard with a photo of one of the trucksused by the Battle Creek Fire Department in Battle Creek, Michigan. There are ten firemen riding in the truck, two are in the front seat, six are sitting in the bed, and two are riding off of the back. There is an inscription on the engine that says "Auxiliary" and the caption on the photo reads: "Combination Chemical and Hose Motor Car Fire Department - Battle Creek, Mich."
Date: [1909..1912]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard with a Photo of Two Battle Creek F. D. Vehicles]

Description: Postcard with an image of two of the vehicles used by the Battle Creek Fire Department in Battle Creek, Michigan. The car on the left is the fire chief's and holds four firemen, while the truck on the right is a combination chemical and hose engine, according to the note on the picture, and is holding around ten men. These two vehicles are traveling down a neighborhood street and the caption on the photo reads: "The Up-to-Date Fire Department - Battle Creek, Mich."
Date: [1909..1912]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, June 12, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter describing the photo on the reverse side and his attempt to find more cards to send to Pendexter. Johnston says that he is the man to the left of the one holding the hose and firing the water into the river; he says they are "well pleased with [their] new auto pumper." The photograph shows Johnston and another fireman with the hose shooting water into the river and a large crowd of people standing around watching the display.
Date: June 12, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter saying he recently spilled a bottle of something but does have more cards to send out. The photograph shows the "Fire Department Testing No. 1 Auto Engine" in Battle Creek, Michigan; the firemen are surrounded by civilians watching the men pump water through their hoses. The men are shooting the high pressured water streams over a bridge into a body of water.
Date: [1909..1912]
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, February 26, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter concerning fire engines and different cards to be sent. The photograph on the reverse side shows an old steamer engine, "Steamer #3" a part of the Battle Creek Fire Department in Battle Creek Michigan. There is a hose attached to the engine near the bottom while the steamer has smoke puffing out of the top.
Date: February 26, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from J. D. Smith to George Pendexter, December 10, 1909]

Description: Postcard from J. D. Smith to George Pendexter with a note that says "hope these cards interest you" on the back. The photo on the reverse side shows the ruins of the Burdick House after a fire burned it down on December 9, 1909 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The building is almost completely destroyed, most of the area is covered in smoke while three firemen are standing in a ground talking together.
Date: December 10, 1909
Creator: Smith, J. D.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, December 31, 1911]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter requesting that they exchange their fire photos together; Johnston says he got Pendexter's name from J. D. Smith. The photograph on the reverse side shows the Battle Creek Fire Department "testing stream and #2 steamer" at their testing location; behind the engine there is a large crowd of people watching the testing going on.
Date: December 31, 1911
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[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.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, March 6, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter concerning the recent lack of action in reference to a lack of fires. The picture on the reverse side of the card shows a hose and chemical machine at work in Battle Creek, Michigan; a few kids are standing next to the truck. The truck has a fire hose extended on the ground to the right, and some firefighter helmets hanging off of the back end.
Date: [1909..1912]
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from J. D. Smith to George Pendexter, August 20, 1909]

Description: Postcard from J. D. Smith to George Pendexter with a message saying that Smith had forgotten Pendexter's number. On the backside of the postcard there is a photo of some of the members of the Central Fire Station in Lansing, Michigan. The twelve men in front of the building are standing next to two of the automobiles used in fighting fires; the car on the left is holding ladders in the back end.
Date: August 20, 1909
Creator: Smith, J. D.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, February 12, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter discussing the weather and other cards that have been sent from Waco, Texas. The photograph on the reverse side shows "Truck Co. No. 1" in the St. Joseph Fire Department in St. Joseph, Michigan; the wagon in the picture is being pulled by three horses, is loaded with ladders, with two firemen in the driver's seat. The other seven men in the photograph are standing on the sides of the wagon with one fireman sitting on the very back end.
Date: February 12, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard with a Photo of the Owosso, Michigan Fire Department]

Description: Postcard addressed to George Pendexter with a photograph of company #1 in the Owosso Fire Department. There are two horse-drawn fire wagons on either side of the picture, the one on the left is loaded with ladders and the one on the right appears to have a steamer engine in the back of it. There are also six firemen photographed, two are seated on either wagon while the other four are standing in between the two wagons.
Date: June 24, 1909
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas