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Title: Firefighters, New York, 1861

Description: Firemen on ladders rescue residents from a burning tenement building while other firemen send streams of water from hoses manned by separate competitive crews working the old-fashioned hand-drawn or horse-drawn engines, foreground, and those employing the more modern steam engines, below left and right, (since 1841, designed by Paul Hodge); for more than five decades, competing firemen crews, all independent volunteers, battled at the scenes of myriad fires to see who would be the first to put out the fires, as depicted in the 1933 film The Bowery;

Location: New York, New York, 1861

Category: Disasters

Topic: Fires

Keywords: architecture, buildings, disasters, firemen, fire engines, fires, ladders, steam engines, streams of water, structures, tenement buildings

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 2400 x 2133 (5.12 MPixels) (1.13)

Print Size: 20.3 x 18.1 cm; 8.0 x 7.1 inches

File Size: 29.47 MB (30,902,050 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000060025c

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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