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[Postcard of a Fire Alarm Response, Lima, Ohio]

Description: Postcard of the Lima Fire Department rushing to a fire in their horse-drawn wagons, moving diagonally to the right towards the foreground. Bystanders on the street have cleared a straight path for the fire fighters. On the back of the postcard, the sender has left a handwritten message that says, "Your fire card received with pleasure. That is one of the finest pieces of auto fire apparatus I have ever seen. Are you making a special collection of fire views or do you care for city views [?]. I have some very fine views of the city I would be glad to send you as my fire views are very few. The steamer shown in this view is now drawn by 3 horses instead of 2. This is an old picture taken several years ago."
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of a Fire Station, Lima, Ohio]

Description: Postcard of a fire department at a fire station, lined up with four horse-drawn wagons. Three of the wagons are lined up outside of labeled garages. From left to right, the garages are labeled: Truck No. 1, Wagon No. 1, and Steamer No. 1. On the back of the postcard, the sender has left a handwritten message that says, "Dear Sir, Your card received and will be glad to exchange views with you. Heep you will like this one. We have 5 stations, there are 18 men in the Central Station. I have put a pin hole through the card just above where I am standing on the [...] Truck. We have no automatic apparatus as yet but will have soon [...]"
Date: February 5, 1912
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of a Fire Station, Lima, Ohio]

Description: Postcard of the South Side Fire Station in Lima, Ohio. The fire department is lined up outside with two horse-drawn wagons. A small dog is standing near the wagon on the right. On the back of the postcard, the sender has left a handwritten message that says, "Card was fine, hope you will like this one [...]"
Date: 1912
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas