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Engine 15: 1910

Engine 15: 1910

Washington, D.C., circa 1910. "Engine Company No. 15." Ten firemen and their firedog. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

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Engine Company 15 Rescue

Engine Company 15 Rescue Squad 3 is where I spent 16 of the best years of my career. Dave I hope you dig up some more pictures of the Old House.

Non-uniformity

Topright missed a button. Love the watch chains.

Maltese Cross

Ah the good old days of firefighting, when the value of a man was measured by the size of his mustash mustache.

The hat badges are a Maltese Cross for firefighters -- a single horn for the lieutenant an two horns for the captain in the middle. We still use very similar rankings nowadays.

Uniformity

Nine coats button left to right, one right to left. Seven bow ties, three neckties. Eight of one hat badge, two of another.

Engine 15 Now

2009 Engine 15 -- 2101 14th St SE, Washington.


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Engine 15 Then

Some Firedog

That hound's not a firedog!

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