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[Postcard with a Photograph of a Horse-Drawn Fire Wagon]

Description: Postcard with a photo of one of the engines of the Springfield Fire Department in Springfield, Massachusetts. The person who wrote the note on the back of the picture says that he caught a cold during the "Indian PowWow Clambake at Riverside Park." The wagon in the picture is loaded with blankets, rope, and a long water hose rolled up in the back and is being pulled by two spotted horses; two firemen are also seated in the driver's seat holding the reins.
Date: October 18, 1912
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[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

[Postcard with a Photograph of a Horse-Drawn Steamer Vehicle]

Description: Postcard from Andrew J. Fallon to George Pendexter with a note from John Butler written on it; the note talks about sending for more cards with all of the "new auto horse wagons in Springfield, Mass." Butler had sent this card to Fallon and he then sent it on to Pendexter after crossing out the note on the card. The photograph on the reverse side shows a horse-drawn fire wagon with two firemen posing with it, one man is sitting in the driver's seat and the other is standing towards the rear. The vehicle itself has a large metal contraption in the back and an alarm bell mounted on the top of the bulb figure.
Date: August 5, 1912
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, April 29, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter with a note on the back saying there has not been many fires in Battle Creek, Michigan to deal with. The photograph on the reverse side shows the "Combination Chemical wagon and Steamer - #3 Fire Station Battle Creek - Mich." There are eight firemen in the photo, three standing around the steamer wagon and five around the wagon on the right side.
Date: April 29, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[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
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from N. M. Wood to George Pendexter, March 19, 1912]

Description: Postcard from N. M. Wood to George Pendexter concerning the fire department photo collection that he has; Wood mentions that he has over 30,000 photos from all over the world. He notes that the photograph on the reverse side is of the Ottawa Fire Department in Ottawa, Canada. The photograph shows three firemen of Engine Co. 4 standing with their steamer engine in the snow in front of the fire station; the engine has wheels cut in half to act as skis in the snow.
Date: March 19, 1912
Creator: Wood, N. M.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, March 18, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter discussing the flood of 1908 and the possibility of another flood in the spring. The photograph on the reverse side shows the Battle Creek Fire Department during the flood of 1908; most of the firemen are holding long oars as they sit on the back of a wagon. The wagon itself is being pulled by two horses and has the title "Fire Department" written on the side; the water level rises around a half a foot on the wheels.
Date: March 18, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[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
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 cards to send and saying that the wagon in the photo just went out of commission. The photograph on the reverse side shows a horse-drawn fire wagon with the title "Auxiliary" written on the side; this wagon and crew are a part of the St. Joseph Fire Department in St. Joseph, Michigan. There are five firemen in this photograph, two are sitting in the driver's seat while the other three are standing on the ground next to the wagon. There is a water cannon mounted in the back of the wagon and a lantern attached to the driver's seat.
Date: February 12, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
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 from J. P. Eagan to George Pendexter, January 25, 1912]

Description: Postcard from J. P. Eagan to George Pendexter describing the vehicle in the reverse-side picture; according to Eagan the vehicle and crew are apart of the #2 Salvage Corps in St. Louis. The photograph shows a fireman sitting on top of the horse-drawn fire wagon with an alarm bell behind him and a ladder in the bed. This wagon takes too horses to pull it and it has an inscription on the side that reads "Salvage Corps No. 2."
Date: January 25, 1912
Creator: Eagan, J. P.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from J. P. Eagan to George Pendexter, January 17, 1912]

Description: Postcard from J. P. Eagan to George Pendexter with a note talking about having to fight a large fire in 15-degrees below zero weather. He notes that the fire chief, van Toor, is sick but that Pendexter should hear from him shortly. The photograph on the reverse side of the card shows the crew of the "#32 Hose Wagon" in St. Louis, Missouri. There are six firemen in the photograph, all are standing or sitting on the wagon; the wagon itself is equipped with a large water cannon mounted towards the front.
Date: January 17, 1912
Creator: Eagan, J. P.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from J. P. Eagan to George Pendexter, November 18, 1911]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of "Engine Co. 32 Wagon" in St. Louis, Missouri. Eagan writes in his note on the back that "the driver made a special run" for him as he took the picture. The wagon is running down a street in the city with two firemen hanging off of the back end and two others sitting in the driver's seat. Eagan also asks Pendexter if he knows Chief van Toor in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Date: November 18, 1911
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard with a Photo of Truck Co. 18 of the N. Y. F. D.]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of truck company 18, one of the truck companies of the greater New York Fire Department. The note on the back of the photo reads: "Truck Co. 18 Fire Dept. N. Y. Busiest truck company in the world. Answered 1140 alarms during year 1911." The photo on the reverse side shows the company sitting on their horse-drawn wagon carrying a load of ladders. All but one of the men are sitting on the wagon.
Date: 1911
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from J. D. Smith to George Pendexter, May 6, 1910]

Description: Postcard from J. D. Smith to George Pendexter with a photograph of the St. Johns Fire Department in St. Johns, Michigan. On the far right of the photograph there is the steamer engine being pulled by two horses, there is another wagon loaded with ladders in the center of the group and more firemen standing on the far left of the picture.
Date: May 6, 1910
Creator: Smith, J. D.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas