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    Talking Chicago Fire Department circa 1900's

    Fire Insurance Patrol, firemen sitting in a gasoline powered fire engine from the Chicago Daily News 1906.
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    The last fire horses of Company 11, standing harnessed to a fire fighting wagon on Austin Avenue]. (Chicago Daily News, 1923).
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    Exclamation Re: Chicago Fire Department circa 1900's

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    Fire Insurance Patrol, firemen sitting in a gasoline powered fire engine from the Chicago Daily News 1906.

    Cheffie,


    Hey, That is me on the right rear of the rig!!!!!



    Good picture, where did you find this one and I would guess there are others!


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    Hey, That is me on the right rear of the rig!!!!!
    Thought that guy looked a wee bit familiar.

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    KKUUULLL SHOTS! However I noticed (and its not your fault cuz you didnt scan them) that the writing is backwards, which likely means that the photo negatives were published from the wrong side.

    But great photos all the same.
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    Cool pics Cheffie
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    Originally posted by MalahatTwo7
    KKUUULLL SHOTS! However I noticed (and its not your fault cuz you didnt scan them) that the writing is backwards, which likely means that the photo negatives were published from the wrong side.

    But great photos all the same.

    I thought that as well, BUT when I looked closer, the driver is on the right side of the seat on that wagon! That is where the driver is supposed to be. Unless Chicago had the driver on the left for some unknown reason.

    Why the writing is reversed is unknown.

    The picture with me on the right rear was in another life of mine. :-)
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    Question Re: new fire station!!!

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    Firefighters in front of their new station (Chicago daily News, 1928)

    Which Engine and Truck Co's?????? I see a Battalion buggy too!
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    I will be going to Chicago the first week of April. Does Chicago have a fire museum or any thing like that. This is my first trip to the windy city. I will be there from Sunday to Thusday at a convention at McCormick Place. any info would be appreciated. like resturants etc.

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    Firefighters operating water hoses on the deck of the fireboat the Graeme Stewart (Chicago daily News, 1909)
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    Which Engine and Truck Co's??????
    It did not list that. But, I'll keep playing and see if I can find out. I just thought I would brighten everyone's morning with these pictures I found while doing research for my next paper.


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    Originally posted by Flochief
    I will be going to Chicago the first week of April. Does Chicago have a fire museum or any thing like that. This is my first trip to the windy city. I will be there from Sunday to Thusday at a convention at McCormick Place. any info would be appreciated. like resturants etc.
    The museum is on De Koven, at the Academy, The same palce that the grest fire started.

    If I can find a web site for you, I will add it to this post.



    http://www.ci.chi.il.us/Fire/
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    Originally posted by superchef


    It did not list that. But, I'll keep playing and see if I can find out. I just thought I would brighten everyone's morning with these pictures I found while doing research for my next paper.


    You made my day "bright". The photos are good. Keep posting them if you have more. What book did these come from? Can it be obtained?

    Thanks. Good luck on your paper.


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    hey Capt

    They are from the Library of Congress. I'll post more after I do some real work here. Here is the link. I have not gone through all of it yet but there is some great information here.

    http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html



    ps. thanks for the good wishes on the paper.


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    Hey...we have even rescued lizards off a side of a building!! Kittens are cuter!!!!
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    Thanks Cheffie.

    Good luck on that paper. I have done my share of them and it isn't all that easy.

    I won't bother you any more today.

    Seeya

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    Firefighters and a group of boys, members of the Chicago Junior Fire Department standing in front of a horse-drawn water wagon. (1929)
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    I went to that link that you provided. It was great. I looked at a lot of photos.

    Hope you got the paper written. What was the subject anyhow?

    Thanks for the photos today.
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