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.
Fires and Firefighting series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box ##, folder ###, digital file number ####