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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.
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
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
- Engine companies--Maine--Portland
- Fire departments--Maine--Portland
- Fire engines & equipment
- Fire fighters--Maine--Portland
- Fire prevention
- Ladder companies--Maine--Portland
- Parades & processions
- Portland Fire Department (Portland, Me.)
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