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Type: Gelatin silver prints | StillImage
Creator: Abananza Studios (Atlanta, Ga.)
Title: Atlanta Fire Department
Date: 1909
Description: View of Chief Engineer William B. Cummings and the Chief's aide Charles M. "Pete " Thurman riding in the chief's official buggy "The Little Red Wagon " pulled by "Colonel Robertson. "


The City of Atlanta Fire department was established in 1848 with volunteer firefighters. The last volunteer fire chiefs were elected in 1882. The Atlanta Fire Department continues service today with the mission to "To prevent or mitigate harm to life, property and the environment. "

Subjects: Fire fighters--Georgia--Atlanta | Fire departments--Uniforms | Fire departments--Georgia--Atlanta | Men--Georgia--Atlanta | Men's clothing--Georgia--Atlanta | Suits (Clothing)--Georgia--Atlanta | Atlanta (Ga.). Fire Dept. | Engineers--Georgia--Atlanta | Horses--Georgia--Atlanta | Horse-drawn vehicles--Georgia--Atlanta | Cobblestone roads--Georgia--Atlanta | Cummings, William Bacon | Carlton, G. B. | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Contributors: Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher: Atlanta, Ga. : Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 2006
Original Material: 1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. | Steve B. Campbell Atlanta Fire Department Photographs
Rights and Usage: Cite as: MSS 587, Steve B. Campbell Papers, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

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Related Institutions: Atlanta History Center
Collection Information: Steve B. Campbell Atlanta Fire Department Photographs, 1882-1972