WMU Regional History Photograph Collection
Studio portrait of a fireman standing with horn, Kalamazoo, Michigan
White, Wallace S.
A Kalamazoo fireman holding a ceremonial presentation horn taken in the photography studio of W. S. White at 166 Main Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan. The fireman wears a shirt with a scarf or cravat and short fitted trousers with stockings. The belt appears to have insignia or badge. Presentation horns were awarded to firefighters in honor of their service, or between fire companies during visits, competitions, and musters. Working fire horns (or speaking trumpets) were used by engineers and officers to amplify their voices at a fire scene to direct the company in effectively fighting the blaze.
cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
1870 - 1879
4 x 2.25 in. black-and-white print, WMU Photograph Collection, P-0008257
Western Michigan University Regional History Photograph Collection
Western Michigan University
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