The Old Print Shop

Warerooms of Albert F. Allen, Providence R.I.


  • MEDIUM: Wood engraving,

    DATE: 1872.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 4 1/4 x 6 3/4" (10.8 x 17.2 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: From "Great Industries Of The United States" by Horace Greeley. <br><br> In his book, Greeley describes the establishment as: "Here a fire department can find everything needed for their purposes, from a steam fire engine down to a hose wrench. Mr Allen has himself done much to improve the appliances in use by the fire department, and having practical experience of what was needed to perfect the arrangements for subduing a conflagration, he has turned his inventive abilities towards supplying them, and has succeeded, though still a young man, in establishing for himself a reputation as the leading inventor of the country in this department..."


  • CONDITION: Good condition with modern handcolor.


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