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The Life of a Fireman. : The Race. - "Jump Her Boys, Jump Her!"

  • ARTIST: Louis Maurer

  • PUBLISHER: New York published by N. Currier, 152 Nassau Street.

  • MEDIUM: Two-stone lithograph handcolored,

    DATE: 1854

  • EDITION SIZE: Large folio - image size 16 15/16 x 25 7/8" (42.9 x 65.7 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: L. Maurer, del. Lith. by N. Currier. Signed in stone lower right "L. Maurer." A dramatic image showing two teams of New York City fireman with their hand drawn equipment racing to a fire that is seen glowing in the night sky. City hall is in the background. Both Nathaniel Currier and James Merritt Ives were volunteer firefighters. The NYFD was a volunteer force until 1865.


  • CONDITION: Good condition, save some minor discoloration in the margins.

  • REFERENCE: Conningham #3519. Gale #3787.