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Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection

Donor:
CIGNA  Search this
Collector:
Seymour, Frank  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Articles
Postcards
Illustrations
Prints
Date:
1852 - 1957
Summary:
The collection documents firefighting and fires in American history through newspaper and magazine illustrations, ephemera, and photographs. The emphasis is on large urban fires (New York City and Chicago) and industrial fires in the northeastern United States. There are some illustrations of cartoons, rescues, poems, fires on ships and clippings about great floods in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents firefighting and fires in American history through newspaper and magazine illustrations, ephemera, and photographs. The emphasis is on large urban fires (New York City and Chicago) and industrial fires in the northeastern United States. There are some illustrations of cartoons, rescues, poems, fires on ships and clippings about great floods in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh.

Series 1, Newspaper clippings, 1852-1933, consists primarily of illustrations and text from Harper's Weekly, but other publications represented include Collier's Weekly, Harper's New Monthly MagazineIllustrated London News, Leslie's Weekly, Gleason's Pictorial, and Scientific American. The clippings are arranged geographically by state and city. The majority of the clippings relate to fires, firemen, fire engines, and parades featuring fire equipment. There is one folder that relates to a fire on the steamship Bienville, an explosion of the H.L. Cotton, as well as the floods. There is some ethnic imagery depicting John Bull during the Civil War and antislavery movement in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania folder.

Series 2, Illustrations, [1939?], consists of printed color illustrations of fire engines from Kenneth Holcomb Dunshee's book, Enjine! Enjine! published by Howard Vincent Smith of New York in 1939. The illustrations are arranged in an alphanumeric system (FS 105) assigned by Frank Seymour.

Series 3, Photographs and Ephemera, 1957 and undated, consists of primarily black-and-white photographs of engines, horse-drawn fire ambulances, a dog-drawn fire hose, an auction program for the Joseph L. Hallett Firemanic Collection, and a brochure for the National Fire Museum, Inc. of South Carver, Massachusetts. There is one color photograph of Ellie Mazur, undated.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into three series.

Series 1, Newspaper Clippings, 1852-1933

Series 2, Illustrations, [1939?]

Series 3, Photographs and Ephemera, 1957 and undated
Related Materials:
Materials at the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Fires and firefighting (series), circa 1821-1955.(AC0060)

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Fires and firefighting: stereographs, circa 1875-1888 (AC0060)

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Inventions: stereographs, 1880s (AC0060)

Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, [Firefighters working water pump: Active no. 1810. photonegative,] 1926. (AC0143)

Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, [Firefighters in action.] 2031 photonegative. (AC0143)

Jack Robrecht Firefighting Photographs (AC1231)

Materials at the Division of Home and Community Life (now Division of Cultural and Community Life), National Museum of American History

The Division of Home and Community Life holds fire-related artifacts. See Accession numbers: 2005.0233; 2005.0279; 2006.0247; 2007.0160; and 2007.0174.
Provenance:
Donated by CIGNA through Roxanne Korostowski, Director, Relocation Services on August 19, 2005.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Firefighters  Search this
Ships -- Fires and fire prevention  Search this
Fire extinction  Search this
Fire departments  Search this
Disasters  Search this
Fires  Search this
Fire engines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles
Postcards
Illustrations
Prints
Citation:
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection, 1852-1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1232
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Newspaper Clippings

Collection Donor:
CIGNA  Search this
Collection Collector:
Seymour, Frank  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1852 - 1933
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection, 1852-1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1232, Series 1
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Illustrations

Collection Donor:
CIGNA  Search this
Collection Collector:
Seymour, Frank  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
[1939?]
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection, 1852-1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1232, Series 2
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Photographs and Ephemera

Collection Donor:
CIGNA  Search this
Collection Collector:
Seymour, Frank  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection, 1852-1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1232, Series 3
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Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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The Elephant, Manhattan Engine 8, New York

Collection Donor:
CIGNA  Search this
Collection Collector:
Seymour, Frank  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection, 1852-1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection / Series 2: Illustrations
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Hayseed, Hudson Engine 1, New York

Collection Donor:
CIGNA  Search this
Collection Collector:
Seymour, Frank  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection, 1852-1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection / Series 2: Illustrations
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1232-ref18

Old Brass Backs, New York Engine 3, New York

Collection Donor:
CIGNA  Search this
Collection Collector:
Seymour, Frank  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection, 1852-1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection / Series 2: Illustrations
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1232-ref19

Red Rover, Howard Engine 34, New York

Collection Donor:
CIGNA  Search this
Collection Collector:
Seymour, Frank  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection, 1852-1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection / Series 2: Illustrations
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1232-ref20

Black Joke Engine 33, New York

Collection Donor:
CIGNA  Search this
Collection Collector:
Seymour, Frank  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection, 1852-1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection / Series 2: Illustrations
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1232-ref21

Old Maid, Chatham Engine 15, New York

Collection Donor:
CIGNA  Search this
Collection Collector:
Seymour, Frank  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection, 1852-1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection / Series 2: Illustrations
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1232-ref22

Lafayette Engine 19, New York

Collection Donor:
CIGNA  Search this
Collection Collector:
Seymour, Frank  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection, 1852-1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection / Series 2: Illustrations
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1232-ref23

The Blue Boys Jefferson Engine 26, New York

Collection Donor:
CIGNA  Search this
Collection Collector:
Seymour, Frank  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection, 1852-1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection / Series 2: Illustrations
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1232-ref24

Old Stag Clinton Engine 41, New York

Collection Donor:
CIGNA  Search this
Collection Collector:
Seymour, Frank  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection, 1852-1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection / Series 2: Illustrations
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1232-ref25

Mankiller Empire Engine 42, New York

Collection Donor:
CIGNA  Search this
Collection Collector:
Seymour, Frank  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection, 1852-1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection / Series 2: Illustrations
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1232-ref26

Old Brock Marion Engine 9, New York

Collection Donor:
CIGNA  Search this
Collection Collector:
Seymour, Frank  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection, 1852-1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection / Series 2: Illustrations
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1232-ref27

Mutton Hose Eagle Hose 1, New York

Collection Donor:
CIGNA  Search this
Collection Collector:
Seymour, Frank  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection, 1852-1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection / Series 2: Illustrations
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1232-ref28

Silver Nine Columbian Hose 9, New York

Collection Donor:
CIGNA  Search this
Collection Collector:
Seymour, Frank  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection, 1852-1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection / Series 2: Illustrations
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1232-ref29

The Ball Club Hook and Ladder 1, New York

Collection Donor:
CIGNA  Search this
Collection Collector:
Seymour, Frank  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection, 1852-1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection / Series 2: Illustrations
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1232-ref30

Sacramento, California

Collection Donor:
CIGNA  Search this
Collection Collector:
Seymour, Frank  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1853
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection, 1852-1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection / Series 1: Newspaper Clippings
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1232-ref31

San Francisco, California

Collection Donor:
CIGNA  Search this
Collection Collector:
Seymour, Frank  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1898
1906
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection, 1852-1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection
Frank Seymour Firefighting Ephemera Collection / Series 1: Newspaper Clippings
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1232-ref32

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