Fire Fighting - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. 1883 Astoria Fire - Crow

    1883 Astoria Fire

    This boudoir card image by Astoria photographer Samuel B. Crow shows downtown Astoria, looking up river, in the aftermath of the devastating 1883 fire. Learn More
  2. Astoria, Oregon, After the 1883 Fire

    Astoria, Oregon, After the 1883 Fire

    Two major fires have occurred in Astoria, in 1883 and 1922. This photo shows the aftermath of the earlier 1883 fire. Learn More
  3. Bringing the Engine out of the Station

    Bringing the Engine out of the Station - c. 1918

    This great early action photo shows driver George Welch bringing Engine No. 2 out of the station in Portland. Learn More
  4. Burning of Portland Waterfront North of Madison Bridge - Woods

    Burning of Portland Waterfront North of Madison Bridge - c. 1898

    This dramatic photo shows a fire in progress that destroyed at least a block of buildings along the Portland waterfront. Learn More
  5. Crew & Engine Inside Station 15

    Crew & Engine Inside Station 15 - c. 1914

    The crew poses in front of their 1913 American Lafrance hose and chemical combination engine inside the old Station 15, located at 1920 SW Spring Street in Portland. Learn More
  6. Engine 26 Decorated for the Rose Festival Parade

    Engine 26 Decorated for the Rose Festival Parade - 1910

    A horse-drawn fire engine covered with roses and other flowers stands ready for Portland's fourth Rose Festival Parade - a tradition that began in 1907. Learn More
  7. Fire Crew Relaxing Inside Station 4

    Fire Crew Relaxing Inside Station 4 - 1913

    In this posed photo, the crew demonstrates some of the ways they pass the time while staying prepared at Station 4 in Portland. It appears one civilian has joined them, observing the card game. Learn More
  8. Fireboat Puts on a Show in Portland Harbor

    Fireboat Puts on a Show in Portland Harbor - circa 1910

    Wooden piers and the buildings above them were among the structures most susceptible to fire in the 1800s and early 1900s. Learn More
  9. Fireboats George Williams and David Campbell

    Fireboats George Williams and David Campbell - c. 1913

    In 1913, two steam-powered fireboats patrolled the Portland waterfront - the George Williams and the David Campbell. They served together until 1928, when they were replaced by three new gasoline powered craft. Learn More
  10. Front Street in Marshfield, with Fire Crew - Stauff

    Front Street in Marshfield, with Fire Crew - c. 1895

    Though reproduced from a stereoview, this town view of Marshfield (now Coos Bay) has lots of detail. Learn More
  11. McMinnville Fire Department

    McMinnville Fire Department - c. 1920

    The inscription on the back of the original photo reads "Fire Boys, McMinnville, Ore.", in an affectionate nod to the men who road this truck. Learn More
  12. Pendleton Hose Team - Bowman

    Pendleton Hose Team - 1897

    The Pendleton Hose Team at the 1897 Eastern Oregon and Washington Firemen's Tournament at Baker City. Learn More
  13. Portland Fire Department Pumper c. 1917

    Portland Fire Department Pumper - c. 1917

    A Portland Fire Department pumper from about 1917. An early "hybrid" in that it had an internal combustion engine for propulsion and a steam engine for pumping. Learn More
  14. Preparing the Horses for Service

    Preparing the Horses for Service - 1910

    The fire crew moves quickly to prepare the horses to pull Engine 8 from the station at 45 NE Russell in Portland. Note the pulleys used to lower the harnesses from the ceiling. Learn More
  15. Station 8 Crew Pose Outside Their Station - Norris

    Station 8 Crew Pose Outside Their Station - 1925

    This colorized photo shows the Chief's car, Engine 8 and Truck 5 in front of the fire station at 45 NE Russell in Portland. Learn More
  16. Steam Engine 19 in front of Station

    Steam Engine 19 in front of Station - 1913

    This striking photo shows great details for the steam pumper, the horses and the fire station behind them. Learn More
  17. Willamette Engine Co. No. 1 and Crew

    Willamette Engine Co. No. 1 and Crew - circa 1875

    This rare photo from the era of volunteer fire fighting in Portland shows a time before horses were used to pull the equipment. The Willamette Fire Company on Southwest Morrison Street was Portland's first fire station, opened in 1853. Learn More

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