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Selected Images from the Collections of the Library of Congress


FIREFIGHTING AND FIRES

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Ye firemen of 1776

Ye firemen of 1776. Photograph of watercolor by L. Hollis, 1876.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-8228

Protector engine no. 2

Protector engine no. 2. Lithograph by Kelloggs & Comstock.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-4364

Fire! Fire! (Music cover)

Fire! Fire! (Music cover). Lithograph by Tappan & Bradford, 1850.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2537

Boston firemen. Cleaning the machine, plate no. 1.

Boston firemen. Cleaning the machine, plate no. 1. Lithograph by J. H. Bufford, 1851.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-4387

Columbian engine of Washington

Columbian engine of Washington. Wood engraving in Illustrated News, Aug. 27, 1853.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-5727

The life of a fireman. The ruins: Take up.  Man your ropes.

The life of a fireman. The ruins. "Take up. Man your ropes." Lithograph by N. Currier, 1854.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-01572 (digital file from original)

The American fireman, always ready

The American fireman, always ready. Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1858.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-10211 (color film copy transparency)

The American fireman. Facing the enemy

The American fireman. Facing the enemy. Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1858.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-01579 (digital file from original)

The American fireman. Prompt to the rescue

The American fireman. Prompt to the rescue. Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1858.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-01570 (digital file from original)

The American fireman. Rushing to the conflict

The American fireman. Rushing to the conflict. Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1858.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-01571 (digital file from original)

The firemen, no.1. Running to a fire. A collision

The firemen, no.1. Running to a fire. A collision. Lithograph by Harrison & Weightman, 1858.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ61-11

The firemen. No.2. Near a fire. An awkward attachment

The firemen. No.2. Near a fire. An awkward attachment. Lithograph by Harrison & Weightman, 1858.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ61-12

The firemen. No. 3. Near a fire. Say! Just hold this while I fetch  another section, will you

The firemen. No. 3. Near a fire. Say! Just hold this while I fetch another section, will you. (Likely?) Lithograph by Harrison & Weightman, 1858.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ61-13

The firemen. No. 4. At a fire. What boys may except when they get in firemen's way

The firemen. No. 4. At a fire. What boys may except when they get in firemen's way. Lithograph by Harrison & Weightman, 1858.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ61-14

The life of a fireman. The metropolitan system

The life of a fireman. The metropolitan system. Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1886.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-00813 (digital file from original print, handcolored)

This certifies that               is a member of               company; No. ...  fire department

This certifies that _____ is a member of ______ company; No. ________ fire department. Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1877.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-01576 (digital file from original)

Leaving the firehouse

Leaving the firehouse. Lithograph by Thomas & Wylie, 1895.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-02846 (digital file from original print)

At a fire, no. 2

At a fire, no. 2. Lithograph by Thomas & Wylie, 1895.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-02841 (digital file from original print)

Cut her loose, boys

Cut her loose, boys. Lithograph by Thomas & Wylie, 1895.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-02844 (digital file from original print)

Start for home

Start for home. Lithograph by Thomas & Wylie, 1895.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-02847 (digital file from original print)

To the fire

To the fire. Lithograph by Thomas & Wylie, 1897.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-02848 (digital file from original print)

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