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Fires and firefighting (series), circa 1821-1955

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Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
Physical description:
3 boxes, 3 oversized folders
Type:
Advertisements
Advertising cards
Announcements
Articles
Business cards
Caricatures
Catalogs
Correspondence
Invitations
Invoices
Lithographs
Pamphlets
Patents
Periodicals
Photographs
Programs
Receipts
Reports
Date:
1821
1955
circa 1821-1955
Summary:
Primarily correspondence, trade catalogs, advertising cards, invoices and receipts, badges, business cards, photographs, lithographs, caricatures, invitations, announcements, patents, articles, reports, pamphlets, periodicals, programs and advertisements from manufacturers and distributors of equipment and supplies for firefighters, including fire extinguishers, ladders, exhaust fans, hoses and fire engines. Also contains material from insurance companies for firefighters, firemen's associations, and activities such as firemen's balls, parades and picnics. Includes images of major fires. Most of the material is directed to the firefighting profession rather than the general public.
Cite as:
Fires and Firefighting series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box ##, folder ###, digital file number ####
Topic:
Fires
Fire extinction
Fire extinction--Equipment and supplies
Fire fighters
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana ca. 1724-1977
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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