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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lithograph
Object Type
Prints
Lithograph
Date made
1854
depicted
Currier, Nathaniel
Ives, James Merritt
Ives, George B.
Logan, Daniel
maker
Currier, Nathaniel
lithographer
Maurer, Louis
place made
United States: New York, New York City
depicted
United States: New York, New York City
Measurements
image: 16 7/8 in x 25 7/8 in; 42.8625 cm x 65.7225 cm
ID Number
DL.60.3237
catalog number
60.3237
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
subject
Chronology: 1850-1859
Fire Fighting
Lighting, outdoor
Uniforms, Military
Civic Associations
Architecture, Domestic Buildings
Wagons
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Art
Peters Prints
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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