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  • Subject: Fire engines & equipment
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    • 1917 Parade on Broadway in Nyack

    • Parades & processions; Fire engines & equipment;
    • Two firemen are in the open cab of a fire truck as it passes the crowd that has gathered on South Broadway in Nyack.
    • Ambulance and fire trucks

    • Ambulances; Fire engines; Fire engines & equipment; Ladders;
    • In this image, an ambulance is lined up next to two open-top fire trucks. The ambulance is an early model automobile with a split windshield, a small emergency light on the roof, and a spare tire mounted on the passenger running board. Across the...
    • Babcock Fire Extinguisher Ad

    • Advertisements; Fire engines & equipment; Fire extinguishers;
    • The disastrous fire of 1876 destroyed downtown Chester. To protect the village from future fires, the citizens of Chester under took to build both a water system and a fire company. This illustrated advertisement was sent to store owner Joseph...
    • Doersch Building: South Broadway in Nyack

    • Grocery stores; Fire fighters; Fire engines & equipment; Parades & processions;
    • Two large groups of firefighters pose in front of Nyack's Doersch Building, which has many flags at windows and a large flag covering the front of the building. On the right is a piece of fire fighting equipment. Doersch & Company was a grocery...
    • Empire Fire Engine Co. logo

    • Horses; Fire fighters; Fire engines & equipment; Logos; Steam engines;
    • This image of a postcard or other small piece of stationary. The paper is blank with the exception of a logo in the upper left corner. The logo contains the words, "Empire Steam Fire Engine Co. No. 1" above an image and "Piermont, N.Y." below. The...
    • Empire Hook and Ladder in front of Old Reformed Church in Nyack

    • Fire fighters; Fire engines & equipment; Churches;
    • Most members of the fire company are standing on the steps of the church but in front of them is a long, thin vehicle carrying ladders and hoses. Five members of the company, including one in a white shirt (the chief?), pose with the truck.
    • Empire hose cart

    • Fire engines & equipment; Fire extinguishers; Fire engines; Lanterns; Ladders
    • This is a portrait of an early fire truck seen from the side. The truck has an open driver's compartment, and skinny wheels. A fire ladder is mounted on the side of the truck, an extinguisher is on the back bumper. There are other fire tools along...
    • Empire Hose emergency vehicles

    • Ambulances; Fire engines & equipment; Fire engines; Fire stations; Garages; Fences;
    • This image depicts the emergency services vehicles of the Empire Hose Company. The emergency vehicles are depicted pulled just outside the garage bays of the fire station. In the foreground there is a station-wagon style ambulance with a bubble...
    • Empire Hose gatherings

    • Fire stations; Fire fighters; Fire engines & equipment; Fire engines; Uniforms; Bells; Women;
    • This image is comprised of two black-and-white photographs one above the other. In the top photograph, four firemen in dress uniform are seen standing posed near an early-model open-top fire truck. One fireman is standing on the fire engine's...
    • Empire Hose history

    • Fire stations; Fire engines & equipment; Horses; Fire fighters; Lintels; Bricks;
    • This is a sheet of paper which includes two captioned images (transcribed below). The top image is a line drawing of two horses at full gallop pulling a fire fighting pumper cart. The cart has large wooden wheels. There is a single fireman driving...
    • Empire Hose portrait and truck

    • Fire engines; Fire fighters; Fire stations; Ladders; Lanterns; Group portraits; Fire engines & equipment;
    • This image is comprised of two photographs, one positioned above the other but taken in different centuries. The top photograph is a group portrait of firemen posed in front of a fire wagon cart in front of the fire station. There are approximately...
    • Fire at Ed Lyon's Place

    • Photographs; Fire; Fire fighters; Fire engines & equipment;
    • Two photographs of fighting the fire at Ed Lyon's Place. In the first photograph flames are visible on the roof. There is a fireman kneeling on the street directing a water hose towards the building. In the second photograph there are several...

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