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Firefighter, Skowhegan, ca. 1860

Firefighter, Skowhegan, ca. 1860

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Maine Historical Society

Skowhegan opened its first firehouse in 1860. This unidentified Skowhegan firefighter – with "L Hose/3" on his hat – shows the pride that members of local fire companies often felt.

The ambrotype image is colored with red on the firefighter's cuffs and uniform breast.

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