The Life of a Fireman. The Night Alarm - "Start her lively boys"

Description (Brief):

Color print of eleven uniformed firemen pulling a fire pumper out of a garage, while another holds the door open. Two push the engine while a fourth runs to join them. A man with a torch leads them. The firemen are volunteers belonging to the Excelsior Company No. 2 on Henry Street, New York City. Among the firemen pictured are Nathaniel Currier, James M. Ives, George B. Ives, and Daniel Logan. The print was the first of four in the series "The Life of a Fireman" produced by Currier & Ives staff artist Louis Maurer.

Date Made: 1854

Depicted: Currier, NathanielIves, James MerrittIves, George B.Logan, DanielMaker: Currier, NathanielLithographer: Maurer, Louis

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York CityDepicted: United States: New York, New York City

Subject: Chronology: 1850-1859Fire FightingLighting, outdoorUniforms, MilitaryCivic AssociationsArchitecture, Domestic BuildingsWagons

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See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Art, Peters Prints, Domestic Furnishings

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Credit Line: Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.60.3237Catalog Number: 60.3237

Object Name: lithographObject Type: PrintsLithograph

Measurements: image: 16 7/8 in x 25 7/8 in; 42.8625 cm x 65.7225 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-0593-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_529068

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