Browse Items (27 total)
- Collection: Photo File: Fire Department
Firefighters Practicing Falls
Firefighters practicing catching falling civilians taken in the early 1900's.
Tags: 1900, Decatur IL, Fall, fire, Fire Department, Firefighters, Firemen, Jump, Photo File: Fire Department, practice
Photograph of Various Firefighters
Photograph of various firefighters taken in 1907.
Photograph of James Doolen, Omar Harris, and Samuel Morthland
Photograph of James Doolen, Omar Harris and Samuel Morthland taken in 1917. Doolen was a former captain of the Fire Department. He served over 31 years on the force. He took up farming after retiring from the Fire Department. Harris was formerly with…
Photographs of Old Volunteer Firefighters Reunion
Various photographs from the Old Volunteer Firefighters Reunions, from 1928, 1931, and 1932. These firemen were of the hose cart and ladder wagon days before modern firefighting equipment was available.
Tags: 1928, 1931, 1932, Decatur IL, fire, Fire Department, Firefighter, Firemen, Photo File: Fire Department, picnic, reunion, Volunteers
Photograph of Joseph Sutter
Photograph of Joseph Sutter, volunteer fireman.
Photograph of John Sutter
Photograph of John Sutter, volunteer fireman.
Photograph of Arthur C. Spence
Photograph of Arthur C. Spence; died March 3, 1955; married to Mary Stine in 1906. Assistant Fire Chief, retired May 1941 after serving 39 years. Member of Grace Methodist Church, the Ionic Lodge 312, AF&AM, and the Springfield Consistory.
Photograph of John G. Seeforth
Photograph of John G. Seeforth. Member of the first Volunteer Firemen in Decatur.
Photograph of Max Sadowski
Photograph of Max Sadowski; died January 18, 1924. Member of the Decatur Fire Department at Station No. 2 when he was drafted in 1917 for World War I.
Photograph of Ed Platt Receiving Medal
Photograph of Fire Chief Ed Platt being presented by Commissioner Tom Moran a gold medal as a token of the esteem of businessmen and friends of the East Eldorado street business district in which is located No. 2 firehouse where he served for 39…
Tags: 1934, biography, Business, Chief, Decatur IL, Ed Platt, Eldorado, fire, Fire Department, Firemen, Medal, Moran, Photo File: Fire Department, Platt, Tom Moran
Agnes Joubert Wright
Photograph of Agnes Joubert Wright, member of the Review staff in 1918. Photo was taken somewhere in Decatur.