UNIFORMED FIREMAN IN SHEBOYGAN, WISCONSIN

steinhaus f_0010This photograph features a handsome uniformed fireman posing for his portrait at the Steinhaus studio in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. It is unknown whether this fireman was a member of the Sheboygan fire department or some other department. The badge on his hat displays the #2 which is likely his unit within his department. Note that his badge displays a fire hydrant, crossed axes, hose nozzles, and hook and ladder. The photographer of this image is Roland A. Steinhaus. Interestingly, research revealed where Mr. Steinhaus received his training. The Professional and Amateur Photographer (1900) has an article which announces the “arrival for January term” of a group of students for the purpose of attending the Illinois College of Photography. Steinhaus was listed as one of these students and his hometown was reported to be Sheboygan. The town of Sheboygan was founded in 1846 and by 1849 was noted for its German population. Steinhaus, judging by his last name, was part of this German population. To view other photographs of firemen, click on the category “Firemen and Policemen”.

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RIVERSIDE FIRE DEPARTMENT FIREMAN PORTRAIT FROM STUDIO IN READING, PENNSYLVANIA

riversideThis photograph captures a  Riverside Fire Department member in his dress uniform. The photographer is John D. Strunk and his studio operated in Reading, Pennsylvania. To view other photographs by Strunk, click on the cabinet card gallery category “Photographer: Strunk”. To view other portraits of firemen, click on the category “Firemen and Policemen”.The fireman seen in this portrait wears a cap with an insignia stating “Riverside” and “11”. He is also wearing special fire department buttons on his jacket. He sports a handsome mustache.

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FOUR UNIFORMED FIREMEN IN DUNDEE,ILLINOIS

This cabinet card features four uniformed firemen who are members of the fire department’s chemical brigade (#1). The fire fighter on the extreme right is holding a metal hose nozzle and his uniform indicates that he is a foreman of the brigade. The fireman on the far left sideis wearing a corsage and holding a cigar. A backstamp on this cabinet card indicates that the photographer is J.P.Kildahl of Dundee, Illinois. To view other photographs of firemen, click the Cabinet Card Gallery’s category of “Firemen and Policemen”.