Texas History Postcard Database Project

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Fire Museum of Texas
Date:June 28, 1909
Postcard of a fire department at a station, lined up with (from left to right) a hose wagon, a fire engine, and a hook and ladder. On the back of the postcard, the sender has left a handwritten message that says, "This is the only card I have so far been able to [...] the Fire Dept. Should I find more, will send them to you."




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:unknown
Postcard of a fire department evacuating citizens from a fire in a city. Two fire fighters are on a ladder, carrying someone down to safety. Below, fire fighters are holding the base of the ladder to keep it stable. The fire in the background has spread between several multistory city buildings.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:unknown
Postcard of the New York Fire Department using their fire engine in the city. Citizens are spectating from the sidewalk on the left.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:unknown
Postcard of a fire department demonstrating a fire engine to a crowd of citizens (on the right). Steam is rising from an exhaust on the top of the machine. A hose is running from the bottom of the wagon. The window of a tailoring shop is visible behind the steam. On the back of the postcard, the sender has left a handwritten message.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:April 8, 1909
Postcard of a fire engine, with steam rising from several of its valves and exhausts. People are seen observing the engine from behind, in the background and on the gazebo the right. The back of the postcard has a handwritten message from its sender.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:May 19, 1909
Postcard of three fire fighters manning an auto fire engine. Two citizens are seen spectating in the background on the right. On the back of the postcard, the sender has left a handwritten message that says, "Ms. G. E. Dayton of New Haven informed me you were collecting fire Dept. So here is one. Hope you have not got one like it; she is collect jumbo. She is a powerful [...], as well as a thing of beauty.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:unknown
Postcard of fire fighters in a city parade. Their horse-drawn fire engine is decorated with floral arrangements and a U.S. flag. On the back of the postcard, the sender has left a handwritten message.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:August 12, 1908
Postcard of fire fighters testing a fire engine near a city canal, spraying its hose over the water. A tube is running from the water to a machine on the right, with smoke coming out of the machine's top.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:August 12, 1908
Postcard of fire fighters testing a fire engine near a city canal, spraying its hose over the water. A tube is running from the water to a machine on the right, with smoke coming out of the machine's top.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:June 6, 1912
Postcard of an auto fire engine, property of the Wichita Falls Fire Department. The image has been manually colored, showing the red paint on the vehicle. The back of the postcard has a message from the sender, saying "Dear Sir, this is not a good picture of our truck - will send a good one later, hope I see you [...]"




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:unknown
Postcard of a uniformed fire fighter, standing in front of a dark background with his hands behind his back. His uniform's coat has two sets of buttons running down its center.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:unknown
Illustrated postcard of a fire fighter with a hose and helmet extinguishing a fire to the right. His helmet covers his entire head, also featuring a mouthpiece with a hose running to the side. On the back of the postcard, the sender has left a handwritten message that says, "This man is pictured in an imaginary fire, but this is the exact type of helmet and clothes as I have seen it only a few times in use. I cannot tell you more about it than that it is riveted at the middle of the chin to the thin iron air tube crosswise from shoulder to shoulder."




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:April 26, 1910
Illustrated postcard of a fire fighter on a ladder, carrying a lady and a cat on his back. The couple is looking towards the flames and smoke in the background. On the back of the postcard, the sender has left a handwritten message that says, "Dear Sir: I am sending today two [...] cards in exchange which I hope will be as [...]"




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:unknown
Postcard of firemen driving a horse-drawn cart equipped with a fire extinguisher. The side of the cart says, "Albion F. D."




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:January 11, 1911
Postcard of a fire house with a garage labeled "Chemical." Three firefighters - with one on a horse-drawn carriage - are standing outside of the garage.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:unknown
Postcard of three fire fighters in a fire house dormitory, laying in their beds. The back of the postcard has been left blank.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:unknown
Postcard of a massive fire over the city of San Francisco. The city is seen several miles away from an elevated point above the buildings. A wall of smoke covers the horizon and sky behind the buildings.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:unknown
Postcard of fire fighters extinguishing a burning building at a harbor in winter. The water from the hose has frozen onto the side of the building and the surrounding ground. A steamboat is docked to the left.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:August 23, 1912
Postcard of fire fighters with a horse-drawn chemical engine at a station. The fire station is a two-story brick building with a single garage door at its base.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:1912
Postcard of a fire department at a fire station on a street corner. The fire fighters are lined up with two horse-drawn vehicles outside of their respective garages. The station is surrounded by urban homes.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:unknown
Postcard of a fire station in a neighborhood. The fire fighters are standing at the front of the station with two horse-drawn wagons. The back of the postcard is signed by Clarence W. Conor.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:August 16, 1912
Postcard of a fire station in Alexandria, Louisiana. The fire department is lined up outside the station in their horse-drawn wagons. A U.S. flag is mounted on top of the station. On the left of the station, there is a cylindrical tower that extends roughly 8 stories high. On the back of the postcard, the sender has left a handwritten message that says, "Have not had a run since I have been here."




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:July 17, 1909
Postcard of a fire department at their station, lined up with two horse-drawn wagons on the left and right. The building is two stories high, with a belfry extending an additional two stories.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:1917?
Postcard of the Amsterdam Fire Department in Holland. The firemen are seen in three red auto fire engines parked outside of the fire station's garage.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:unknown
Postcard of two large buildings - a fire station (left) and a post office (right). Pedestrians are seen passing through the nearby streets. The back of the postcard has a handwritten message from the sender.




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