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[Postcard with a Photograph of the H. W. Johns-Manville Co. Fire in 1909]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of a burning building in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The note on the back of the card says that this was the H. W. Johns-Manville Co. fire that killed six people: "1 ass't chief, 1 lieut., 4 pipemen." The photograph shows a number of firemen rushing to the scene with snow falling all around them and at least five high-pressured water streams shooting towards the building.
Date: February 13, 1909
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of River from Sycamore Street in Milwaukee]

Description: Postcard of a series of tall buildings lining the the edge of the river, with a red bridge crossing it. The letter beside the picture is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Dr. Irashing Beaumont Texas, Come McFaddin mail."
Date: June 28, 1908
Creator: Detroit Photographic Co.
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of a Fire Station Interior]

Description: Postcard of a fire engine house's interior, with several horse-drawn vehicles parked inside. The back corner has a staircase leading up, and a pole in the center of the room runs up to a hole in the ceiling. A handwritten message on the back of the postcard says, "would you like some cards of our zoo?"
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of a Fire Department]

Description: Postcard of a fire department at their station, lined up with three horse-drawn wagons outside of their respective garage doors. From left to right, the wagons are used for hose, fire engine, and ladder. A single fire fighter is standing on the ladder to the right. On the back of the postcard, the sender has left a handwritten message that says, "Dear Sir, I would like the court house bldg. of Austin in exch. Yours truly, Alvin Krause."
Date: unknown
Creator: Krause, Alvin
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard to Mrs. Tillie Collins from Cousin Emma, December 19, 1907]

Description: Postcard to Mrs. Tillie (Matilda Hut-McCoy) Collins in Waco, Texas from her cousin, Emma during Christmas 1907. The picture on the front of the card shows a young child blowing a bugle with a golden horseshoe acting as a border and greenery all around it. There is a note on the back of the card also that reads: "With Best Wishes from all. Let us hear from you, yours Emma."
Date: December 19, 1907
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Postcard with a Photograph a Webb Engine in Milwaukee]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of a "Webb at Milwaukee," surrounded by firemen and civilian men. One of the firemen is hooking up a hose to the side of the truck with others standing around beside him.
Date: [1909..1912]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard with a Photo of a Robinson Engine in Milwaukee]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of a "Robinson engine at Milwaukee." The truck in this picture belongs to the Los Angeles Fire Department in California, and has a large crowd standing around it.
Date: [1909..1912]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard with a Photograph of Five Firemen by a Frozen Building]

Description: Postcard with a photograph showing five firemen standing in front of a building with ice covering it. There had been a fire that occurred here hence the ladders on the building and hoses strewn about on the ground. All of the firemen have exhausted expressions on their faces.
Date: [1909..1912]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard with a Photograph of Milwaukee Firemen and a Truck]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of several Milwaukee firemen standing around one of their fire trucks loaded with a large hose in the back. A couple of the firemen are standing in the truck working with a large, rolled up water hose, while other men stand around on the bottom.
Date: [1909..1912]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard with a Photograph a Fire Truck in Milwaukee]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of a fire truck traveling down a road in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This truck has two firemen sitting in the front seat and a large steamer engine loaded in the back.
Date: [1909..1912]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard with a Photo of the Milwaukee Fire Department Testing Equipment]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of some of the fire engines in the Milwaukee Fire Department testing their hoses. The caption on the photograph reads: "Testing grounds Milwaukee." There are four fire trucks in the photograph yet only the one on the far right is testing its hose and spraying water into a river; the others have their hoses in the water but do not have their hoses spraying water into the river.
Date: [1909..1912]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard with an Image of a Knox-Martin Fire Engine]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of a Knox-Martin fire truck parked on a street in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In this photograph the truck has a crowd of people standing next to it and looking it over.
Date: [1909..1912]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard with a Photograph of a Large Building on Fire]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of a large building on fire and firemen attempting to put it out. The firemen are standing on the ground in front of the building using their hoses to try to put out the flames; by this point most of the building has been destroyed, only pieces on the front wall are left standing.
Date: February 13, 1909
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard with an Image of a Fire in Milwaukee, Wisconsin]

Description: Postcard with an image of a fire taking place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The photograph shows a large group of firemen of the Milwaukee Fire Department attempting to put out the fire by using their high-pressured water hoses causing large clouds of smoke to billow out.
Date: February 13, 1909
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard to Launa Leng, January 12, 1930]

Description: Postcard to Launa Leng, wishing her a happy birthday. The front of the postcard features a photograph of the town and some of the small farms/houses surrounding the town, taken from a great distance. There are large bushes on the right left side of the photo, and in the background, small bluffs are visible on the horizon.
Date: 1930-01-12~
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Postcard with a Photograph of a Milwaukee Fire Boat]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of a fire boat belonging to the Milwaukee Fire Department in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In this picture the boat is traveling down a body of water with smoke coming out of the smokestack in the center of the boat. The boat has three flags mounted, one at the front, middle, and back, and has a large water cannon mounted towards the front.
Date: [1909..1912]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[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]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

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

Description: Postcard with a photograph of a car going through a street during a parade in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This car is loaded with people and has an American flag mounted on the front; the sides of the street are filled with crowds of people.
Date: [1907..1912]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard with a Photograph of a Test Session in Milwaukee]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of a fire engine company in Milwaukee performing a test of their pumping and hoses. There is a large crowd of people watching the stream of water shooting into the river.
Date: [1909..1912]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of Camp MacArthur]

Description: Postcard of automobiles driving on a dirt road between rows of buildings at Camp MacArthur in Waco, Texas. A handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Miss Alma Blank in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin and says "Dear Friend - Received your letter and was very glad to hear from you. We have to go out on the shooting on the range. It is raining here a little tonight. Please send me your address when you go to Waupun. Will write a letter later. Billy."
Date: [1917-10-11, 1917-11-29]
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard with a Photo of the Hook and Ladder Company in Waukesha, Wisconsin]

Description: Postcard from a man named Edward to George Pendexter with a note saying: "These are the first pictures I have been able to get since leaving home. Hope they suit you." The photograph on the reverse side shows the hook and ladder company of the Waukesha Fire Department in Waukesha, Wisconsin; this company is made up of eight firemen. The horse-drawn wagon in this photo is carrying a load of ladders in the back, along with fire helmets and various hooks.
Date: September 2, 1912
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas