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

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

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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.
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Object Name
Object Type
Date made
Currier, Nathaniel
Ives, James Merritt
Ives, George B.
Logan, Daniel
Currier, Nathaniel
Maurer, Louis
place made
United States: New York, New York City
United States: New York, New York City
image: 16 7/8 in x 25 7/8 in; 42.8625 cm x 65.7225 cm
ID Number
catalog number
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
Chronology: 1850-1859
Fire Fighting
Lighting, outdoor
Uniforms, Military
Civic Associations
Architecture, Domestic Buildings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Peters Prints
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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