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Fire Engine 1913Strawbery Banke Presents

This early 1913 action shot occurred by chance while the photographer was covering a parade. The fire bell sounded just as the military band began. The horses stepped into the quick hitch. The boiler was fired. Then Engine No. 3 rushed onto Congress Street just ahead of the marching band as throngs looked on.

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1913 horsedrawn fire engine Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH

Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
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