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Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph of an old, nice car with a man sitting in the front seat; the inscription over the front wheel reads: "Chief."




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph of "Truck 2 and Crew" in Dallas, Texas. There are seven men who make up the crew of this company, two are sitting in the wagon and the other five are standing on the ground next to it.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph of "Engine No. 2 stalled in mud" in Dallas, Texas and a number of men are working to try and get it moving again.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard of an old fire station with the title "Engine House No. 1" placed above the two garages. Both garages are open and have chains spanning their entrances, and there is a man walking by them.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:February 21, 1912
Postcard with a photograph of some of the damage caused by a fire in Houston, Texas; the text on the photo says that this is "looking west from plant of Dew Bros Syrup Co." Most of the pieces of debris in the picture are sheets of metal lying on the ground with other charred pieces in the background.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:February 21, 1912
Postcard with a photograph of the damage caused by a major fire in Houston, Texas. The caption on the picture reads: "Houston's Big Fire Feb 21, 1912 Where the Blaze Started." The building in the photograph belongs to a grain company, and has most of its roof and taller walls destroyed; most of the building with "Grain Co." written on it is most left intact. There are a few men looking through the debris.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:July 15, 1911
Postcard with a photograph of fire ruins of the "East End Sheds" in Battle Creek, Michigan. There are two lines of people on the outside of the building and a dead horse seen lying on the ground between the doors to the garage.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph of a line of horse-drawn fire wagons traveling down a city street; there is a crowd of people standing on the side of the street. All three wagons have the same metal apparatus loaded in the back; these are steamer engines used by the local fire department.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph of a horse-drawn fire wagon parked out in front of a suburban home. The roof of the home has some slight damage; some of the kids from the house are standing in the yard waiting for the firemen to put out the fire.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph of five firemen outside of their fire station. One of the men is sitting on a horse-drawn transport, two are seated on a fire truck, and one is standing in between the truck and horses. This fire station has two garages that are open in this picture, and it has a porch on the second level of the building.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph of a group of firemen standing in a cloud of smoke during a fire. The note on the back of the card says that this was a "cellar fire near levee."




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph of a group of firemen riding on a horse-drawn vehicle through a parade in New York. The fireman in the front of the vehicle is holding the reigns of the horses, and two are standing behind him while the rest of the men are standing on either side of the ladders on the back. The crowd of people are lining both sides of the street as the parade goes through; the back of the photo says: "Truck Co. #80 Fire Dept. New York."




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph of one of the fire trucks used by the Houston Fire Department parked outside of the fire station. The truck is loaded with ladders and a long water hose packed in the back; there are also four firemen standing around.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:January 12, 1912
Postcard with a photograph of a fire at a building with a fire wagon working to try to put it out. The building is frozen on the outside, and all of the firemen on the right side are wearing coats due to the temperature; the note on the card reads: "Equitable Fire [] 1-9-12. 62 Cos on the job. This is Eng. Co. 156."




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph of a group of firemen working with two large hoses spraying water into the air. The caption on the photo reads: "Two streams from auto engine," and there are two children standing behind the firemen.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph of some of the firemen in the San Antonio Fire Department working a water hose; the caption says: "auto engine stream." The men appear to be spraying the water into an open field next to a building, not directly at it.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph of a group of firemen of the San Antonio Fire Department working with water hoses and spraying water into the sky; the caption on the photo reads: "auto engine streams."




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph showing five firemen standing in front of a building with ice covering it. There had been a fire that occurred here hence the ladders on the building and hoses strewn about on the ground. All of the firemen have exhausted expressions on their faces.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photo of a group of kids and adults running around behind a building next to some railroad tracks.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph of several Milwaukee firemen standing around one of their fire trucks loaded with a large hose in the back. A couple of the firemen are standing in the truck working with a large, rolled up water hose, while other men stand around on the bottom.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph of nine firemen posing around their fire truck belonging to the Dallas Fire Department; eight of the men are standing somewhere on the truck while one is standing on the street and leaning against the truck. This photo was taken on the side of a street in front of a drug store.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:unknown
Postcard with a photograph of six men standing in front of a fire truck parked by the Webb Factory. All of the men are wearing lightly colored shirts and dark pants; also, the truck behind them is loaded with ladders.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph of the vehicles making up the Austin Fire Department in Austin, Texas. The vehicles on the left and right are both driven by teams of horses, while the middle one is a motor vehicle. The station has two garages, and both of the horse-drawn wagons have been pulled out of them for the picture; the car in the middle is the chief's vehicle.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with a photograph of the back end of a Houston Fire Department fire truck. This truck has a water hose and ladder loaded in it and also has two pennants attached to the rods at the very back end.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard with an image of the car belonging to the chief of the Battle Creek Fire Department in Battle Creek, Michigan. The caption on the bottom of the photo reads: "Fire Chief's Auto - Finest Equipped in the World. B. C. Fire Department - Battle Creek, Mich." There are also three other firemen sitting with the chief in the car.




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