Casco Engine Co. No. 1, Portland, 1846

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Casco Engine Co. No. 1, Portland, 1846

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A daguerreotype of Casco Engine Co. No. 1 in Portland was taken during a fireman's muster and parade on September 30, 1846.

The Portland Daily Advertiser reported the next day: "The Firemen paraded yesterday, as previously announced. The apparatus of the department appeared to be in good order, and the personnel is certainly most promising. A more invincible body of men could not readily be found. Several of the companies were subject to the daguerreotype -- with what success we have not learnt."

The domed building in the background is the Merchants' Exchange.

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About This Item

  • Title: Casco Engine Co. No. 1, Portland, 1846
  • Creator: George Howe and Charles Anthony
  • Creation Date: 1846-09-30
  • Subject Date: 1846-09-30
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Daguerreotype
  • Local Code: Coll. 443, Box 10/1
  • Collection: Miscellaneous daguerreotypes
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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