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[Postcard of the Providence Fire Department]

Description: Postcard of the Providence Fire Department in a fire engine, parked beside a brick building. The sender has left a handwritten message on the back of the postcard; it says, "I am finding your kind of cards one by one. Can you find any views of monuments or hospitals? I'd like them if you can, but do not inconvenience yourself, please. Happy New Year."
Date: December 31, 1912
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Photograph of a Fire Station in Cincinnati, Ohio]

Description: Postcard of a fire station in the shoe and leather district in Cincinnati, Ohio. The fire department is outside the building with six horse-drawn vehicles in front of four garage doors. The doors are labeled (from left to right), "Engine Co - No. 44", "Engine Co - "No. 4", "Water Tower No. 2", and "Ladder Co - No. 7." A handwritten message on the back of the photograph says, "[...] I am sending you this to let you know that I am alive, but want to get back to [...]. Give all the boys my regards. [...]". The postcard is signed by S. W. Berkley.
Date: December 15, 1909
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of a Couple and Firemen]

Description: Illustrated postcard of a kissing couple within a burning heart, surrounded by firemen attempting to extinguish the fire with hoses and ladders. There is a Poem in German printed in the top left corner of the postcard. The back of the postcard has a handwritten message from the sender, saying, "My dear Sir! My best compliments for new year 1910!"
Date: December 1909
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from J. D. Smith to George Pendexter, December 17, 1909]

Description: Postcard from J. D. Smith to George Pendexter with a photograph showing the destruction of the Burdick House on the "Morning of Dec. 9-1909. Kalamazoo, Mich." The photograph shows the massive damage to the front wall of the building as it has been burned down by a fire; there are firemen holding a large hose trying to put out the fire.
Date: December 17, 1909
Creator: Smith, J. D.
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 photograph of the Burdick House prior to the fire that burned it down. The note on the back of the card reads: "Started here in [the] basement and burned the entire block about $850,000 fire." This photograph shows the building intact with people walking underneath the awnings on the sidewalk; the caption on the photo reads: "Burdick House Kalamazoo, Mich., Burned - Dec. 9-1909."
Date: December 10, 1909
Creator: Smith, J. D.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from J. D. Smith to George Pendexter, December 17, 1909]

Description: Postcard from J. D. Smith to George Pendexter with a photograph of "the Fire" taking place in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This is the fire that burnt down the Burdick House on December 9, 1909; this picture shows the fire at three A. M. Almost all of the front wall of the building has been destroyed, most of the other walls have been totally wiped out.
Date: December 17, 1909
Creator: Smith, J. D.
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 J. D. Smith to George Pendexter, December 10, 1909]

Description: Postcard from J. D. Smith to George Pendexter with a note saying: "Just of Hotel Lobby and Arcade all gone now." The photo on the reverse side of the card shows the lobby and arcade inside of the Burdick House in Kalamazoo, Michigan; after the fire on December 9, 1909 all of this was totally destroyed.
Date: December 10, 1912
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 J. D. Smith to George Pendexter, December 10, 1909]

Description: Postcard from J. D. Smith to George Pendexter with a photograph of the "Battle Creek Fire Engine at Kalamazoo, Mich. Dec. 9-1909 Burdick House Fire." Smith says that "Battle Creek was called at 12:50 A. M. at 2 A. M. we were there with our Engine Hose wagon." The photograph shows the fire engine parked on a street with hoses hooked up to it; there are firemen working on the fire and with their fire engine. Another caption on the photograph says that it was "6 below zero" while they were working on the fire.
Date: [1909-12-09..1909-12-10]
Creator: Smith, J. D.
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 photograph showing the "Grand Rapids Fire Engine at Burdick House Fire Kalamazoo, Mich." There is also a note on the back written by Smith detailing his arrival to Grand Rapids. The photograph shows the fire engine parked outside of a building with men standing around it; the wagon has a large steamer engine.
Date: December 10, 1909
Creator: Smith, J. D.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from J. P. Eagan to George Pendexter, December 8, 1911]

Description: Postcard from J. P. Eagan to George Pendexter discussing the shipment of Pendexter's new car from the Webb Factory, it should be shipped by the 20th. The photograph on the reverse side shows a group of firemen working to put out a fire; there are large hoses stretched out down the street attached to different auto engines.
Date: December 8, 1911
Creator: Eagan, J. P.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[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.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[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.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas