Scope and content: View of a large brick firehouse with tower and two garages, decorated with bunting, flags and a banner. Two fire engines with drivers sit before firehouse. Building bears the initials: W.W.S.F.E. Co.,5, 1893.
Photographs of various fire engine companies, press photographs from the New York City Fire Dept. Press Office, horse-drawn and motorized fire apparatus on fire runs, 1900-1920s, and portraits of firemen, foremen, and other officers. Photographs are not identified.
Correspondence sent to the Hartford, Connecticut, fire department as they contemplated the purchase of a new fire bell. Per the correspondence, the bell was ultimately purchased from Jones & Company in Troy, New York.
Franklin Fire Society (Charlestown, Boston, Mass.).
Massachusetts Historical Society
Collection consists of two small volumes of records of the Franklin Fire Society of Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1847-48. Each volume contains the constitution of the Franklin Fire Society, a list of members, and their residences or businesses.