Texas History Postcard Database Project

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Fire Museum of Texas
Date:July 1909
Postcard of a fire station in Berlin, Germany, with the firemen in four auto fire engines parked outside of their garages. The back of the postcard has a message from the sender, discussing the trade of collectible postcards.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:July 1909
Postcard of German firemen in four auto fire engines. The line of automobiles is seen in front of a three-story brick building.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:August 17, 1909
Postcard of the Amsterdam Fire Department in an auto fire engine. The vehicle is equipped with a coiled fire hose on its rear.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:1908
Postcard of the Berlin Fire Department with a fire engine. The vehicle is equipped with a large water tank.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:August 17, 1909
Postcard of the Berlin Fire Department in an auto fire engine. The vehicle is equipped with a water tank and hose.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:May 19, 1912
Postcard of Bridgeport Fire Department No. 3's station, a two-story brick building featuring garages at its base and a bell on its roof. The fire fighters are dressed in black uniforms and hats, and are aboard three horse-drawn vehicles. One fire fighter is standing in front of the leftmost vehicle, with a dog on his right. The back of the postcard has a handwritten message that says, "Many thanks, pretty card, call again."




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:January 11, 1911
Postcard of Center Fire Station in Maiden, Massachusetts, a two-story brick building with a belfry at its front and center. The base of the building features four garage doors. From left to right, the doors are labeled: Hook & Ladder, Hose, and Engine. Three horse-drawn vehicles are seen outside of these doors.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:May 25, 1911
Postcard of Fort Worth's Central Fire Station, a two-story stone building with a tower that extends an additional two stories. Horse-drawn carriages are passing by through the street. The back of the postcard has a handwritten message from the sender, A. Miller.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:1907
Postcard of Houston's Central Fire Station, a two-story brick building with several garage exits along the first floor. Horse-drawn fire engines are seen exiting the garages, and each garage is labeled. Three visible labels are, "Chief", "Hose", and "Steamer."




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:August 7, 1910
Postcard of Waco's Central Fire Department, a two-story brick building with a garage on the first floor.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:unknown
Postcard of Waco's Central Fire Station, a two-story brick building with a garage on the first floor. Several horse-drawn fire engines are parked outside of the building. The black and white image is partially colored with the red of the building's bricks.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:unknown
Postcard of a fire station in downtown Chicago, with the fire fighters in their two horse-drawn vehicles in front. The fire station is a part of a large city building, occupying part of its first floor.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:unknown
Postcard of two individuals next to an automobile. One of which is Chief Magee of the Dallas Fire Department. The photograph has a line cutting across the bottom, causing a reflection.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:unknown
Postcard of Chief Schyferlich and fire fighters with a ladder truck. The fire department is uniformed with suits, coats, and hats.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:unknown
Postcard of Hillsboro City Hall and Fire Department. Three horse-drawn fire engines are seen outside the garage at the front of the building.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:unknown
Postcard of the Dallas Fire Department at a fire station. Three fire fighters are standing on the sidewalk, next to a line of auto fire engines parked in the street. A large church building is visible in the background.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:May 10, 1911
Postcard of the Dallas Fire Department with an auto Fire Engine. The vehicle is equipped with a ladder, a hose, and a bell, and it is parked in front of the fire station's garage.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:unknown
Postcard of Chief Myers (center) and three accompanying Dallas Fire Department members. The chief and one of his colleagues are sitting in a two-seat automobile, and the other two are standing behind the vehicle.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:unknown
Postcard of a cast of firemen at Dreamland, a park at Coney Island. A banner in the top left corner of the image says, "See Fighting the Flames - Greatest Productions at Dreamland."




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:unknown
Postcard of firemen driving a horse-drawn fire engine in Amsterdam. The vehicle is equipped with a large, folded ladder, mounted above the cart. A wide, multistory building covers the background.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:unknown
Postcard of East Waco Fire Station, a two-story building with a small tower on the left side of its front. A horse-drawn fire engine is seen in front of the building's garage.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:July 24, 1912
Postcard with five images of fire chiefs in automobiles on its front. The center image is labeled with "chief", and the surrounding images are labeled with "asst. chief." On the back of the postcard, the sender has left a handwritten message that says, "I will start with our chiefs, a very nice view card, then will go on to all of our new style Fire Department. I have ordered a lot, but they have not arrived yet. Be here in a few days. We have not any big where they could get the pictures of the departments [...]"




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:unknown
Postcard of fire fighters lined up for a group photograph, positioned in a single row in front of a brick wall. The back of the postcard has been left completely blank.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:unknown
Postcard of fire fighters driving a horse-drawn fire engine towards the foreground. Steam is rising from an exhaust on the back of the vehicle, obscuring the background.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:unknown
Postcard of a horse-drawn fire engine approaching the foreground. Two fire fighters are visible on the carriage. Steam is billowing from an exhaust on the back of the carriage. In the background, pedestrians are seen to the left and right of the fire engine.




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