Fire Department, copy of, Firemen/Fire Company, undated photo
copy negativePHOTOGRAPHS - SOFT NEGATIVES
Rosenfeld, William M.
safety film, Kodak
overall: 5 x 7 in.; image: 4 1/2 x 5 3/4 in.
5 3/4 x 4 1/2 image on 7x5 copy negative base made by William M. Rosenfeld from 2 prints together originally photographed by an unidentified photographer. Top image is a view of early fire fighters posed standing in two rows in formal dress. Three of the firemen have bouquets of flowers. The men are standing on a brick lined street in front of several storefronts. From left to right signs read: "H. PHILLIPS; Office / W. Phillips / Carpenter; BICYCLES and RESTAURANT. Lower image is a posed shot of 3 fire officials, 2 standing and center man seated. From left to right they are listed as: "#1 - Chief Engineer George W. Merritt / #2 - 1st Ass't Engineer Washington Marshall / #3 - 2nd Ass't Engineer James Sullivan". Handwritten info. from original sleeve: "Old Pictures / Hank Malloy". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, William M. Rosenfeld, photographer