Jun 21, 2016 - Sale 2420

Sale 2420 - Lot 229

Price Realized: $ 562
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(NEW YORK--BROOKLYN.) Mammoth group photograph of the Gravesend Beach Fire Department. Albumen photograph, 12 x 16 inches, on original plain mount; paper mat pasted to mount margins. Brooklyn, NY, circa 1890

Additional Details

This photograph dates from before Gravesend's 1895 merger into the larger Brooklyn fire department. 45 men in uniform are shown, each with their initials visible on their helmets, as well as two young mascots. They stand in front of the Gravesend Beach Engine, Hose, Hook & Ladder Company, Union No. 1, apparently located right on the beach.