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Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a picture of Galveston's fire stations, just a part of the greater Galveston Fire Department. Over the garage is the title, "HOSE CON 5," with a fire truck inside of the garage. This station is located closer to the suburban area as their are buildings on either side of the station.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph of a fire truck responding to a fire. The note on the back of the card says that this truck is "Auto Eng Co. #58 at 4-Alarm fire New York." The truck has a long hose attached to it and sprawled out along the street, the steamer in the truck has a puff of steam coming out of the top, and there is a fireman standing on the side.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph showing Engine Co. 10 of the Dallas Fire Department; the truck behind the men has a title on the engine that reads: "Dallas Fire Department." There are six men that make up this company, two men are standing on the truck, and four are standing in front of the vehicle.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:July 1909
Postcard to George Pendexter with a picture showing fire station number 1 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In front of the station there is a large machine used to fight fires being pulled by two horses; four men are sitting on top of the machine.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard showing the back side of the Galveston fire department; the front side has the title "Fire Station" on it. The garage door is open with a chain going across the opening, and the fire truck is inside the building; also an American flag hangs over the open garage.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a side view of the inside of a Webb Engine on one of the fire trucks belonging to the Dallas Fire Department in Dallas, Texas.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:1909
Postcard showing the Number 1 Fire Department of Fort Wayne, Indiana. There are three different horse-drawn carriages, some have water hoses attached to them.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:June 16, 1912
Postcard addressed to George Pendexter concerning the current situation in Brownwood, Texas, where there had been three fires in a short amount of time. The photograph on the reverse side shows a vehicle being pulled by horses, with four firemen standing near the backside, into a garage. These men and vehicle are apart of the greater fire department in Brownwood, Texas.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:June 1909
Postcard to George Pendexter with a photograph of the city hall and fire station in Kendallville, Indiana. There are some men standing outside of the building and one man is sitting on a carriage being pulled by two horses.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph of one of the horse-drawn fire wagons used by the Austin Fire Department in Austin, Texas. The wagon is parked just outside of the garage at a fire station in Austin.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph of two cars parked on the sidewalk at a factory; the caption on the photo reads: "Webb cars at Factory." There are a few firemen working on the car in the foreground which has an alarm bell and horn as well as ladders attached to the back. There is another truck in the background with ladders and an alarm bell as well.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photo of one of the trucksused by the Battle Creek Fire Department in Battle Creek, Michigan. There are ten firemen riding in the truck, two are in the front seat, six are sitting in the bed, and two are riding off of the back. There is an inscription on the engine that says "Auxiliary" and the caption on the photo reads: "Combination Chemical and Hose Motor Car Fire Department - Battle Creek, Mich."




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1907..1912]
Postcard with a photograph of a parade taking place in a city; where a large building is in the process of being built. The local fire department and its vehicles are passing on the side of the street closest to the camera; the larger carriage in the center is carrying ladders and approximately six firefighters. There other carriages and people on the far side of the street in front of the "Van Smith Drug Co."




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph of members of the Dallas Fire Department working with their fire truck while it pumps water. The caption on the photo reads: "Webb Engine pumping," the firemen are standing towards the rear of the vehicle.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a picture of an old Dallas, Texas fire truck belonging to the Dallas Fire Department. According to the photo this truck is a Buick, and there are six firemen standing around the back of it including one who is sitting in the driver's seat.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:January 16, 1912
Postcard with a photograph of the backside of the Bernhard Milling Company building as it is on fire. The photograph shows the building, frozen on the outside, with a ladder leaning against it and a few firemen standing underneath the small awning.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph of the fire chief of the Austin Fire Department sitting in his automobile entitled "Chief." This photograph was taken in front of a large pond off the side of a rode.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:February 4, 1912
Postcard with a photograph of a search light a part of "Engine #3 at 5 alarm fire" in New York. There are two men sitting on bundles with a fire engine parked behind them; the search lights appear to be on top of the awning over the fire engine.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph showing a fireman sitting in a fire truck with the inscription "Water Witch Fire Co." written on the back. This truck has a fire hose wrapped up in the bed and a ladder attached to the far side, in the center part there is an inscription that reads "Fidus et Fortis," which means "loyal and strong."




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph of a group of firemen around a fire truck. According to the photo this truck is "auto pump No. 1" and it is equipped with ladders, a water hose, and a large spotlight mounted by the driver's seat. This photograph appears to have been taken outside of the fire station as the garages are directly behind the truck; other firefighters are standing against the wall in the background.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph of a horse-drawn fire wagon parked out in front of a home slightly damaged by a fire. There are three firemen standing on the roof spraying it down with a hose; there are a few children standing out by the fire wagon.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph of a steamer engine being pulled by two horses; there are other wagons being pulled behind the steamer. Next to these wagons is a trolley car traveling down the center of the street.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph of an automobile belonging to the Houston Fire Department pulling out of a garage at the fire station. Two firemen are sitting in the driver's seat while two other firemen are standing behind the car and there is an inscription on the car that reads: "Houston Fire Dept."




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph showing a massive cloud of smoking rising from a large building in a city area. The men in the foreground are standing and watching the smoke rise from the building.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph of one of the fire trucks belonging to the Long Beach Fire Department in Long Beach, California; the inscription on the engine reads: "Long Beach F. D." This truck carries ladders and a water hose as well as an alarm bell attached near the driver's seat; also there are five firemen standing around the truck, two are in the driver's seat while the other thee are standing on the ground in front.




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