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Bureau of Fire: 1919

Bureau of Fire: 1919

"1919 vehicle at fire hall." Copied onto a circa-1950s sheet of Eastman X-ray film, and snapped up by Shorpy as soon as he saw it on eBay. View full size.

 

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Like the bell. They don't use them any more.

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