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Item : CVA 76-04 - Champion Hose Team of B.C.

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Champion Hose Team of B.C.

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AM1376-: CVA 76-04

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  • 1887 (Creation)

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1 photograph ; b&w, silver gelatin print on card : 19 x 24 cm

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Item is a photograph portrait of the firefighters of the 1887 B.C. champion hose team. The individuals in the photograph are (left to right): Back row: J. Moran, W. Hamilton, R. Rutherford, D. Biggar. Middle row: Hugh Campbell, J. Taylor, J. McDonald, J. McKenzie, W. H. Saunders. Front: Captain J. A. Mateer.

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Another print of this photograph is available at FD P7.

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Photograph number: 19220 (Leonard Frank copy negative)

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Printed on mat recto in black pen : "Champion Hose Team of B.C. / Vancouver, B.C. 1887 / Top Row: J. Morgan, W. Hamilton, R. Rutherford, D. Biggar / Middle: Hugh Campbell, J. Taylor, J. McDonald, J. McKenzie, W. Saunders / J. A. Mateer. Capt." Written in black pen on mat verso: “[W Wateers] says:- / [indent] 'Old fashioned firemans uniforms, in the hose companies, blue / cloth blouse with white lettering and trimming; in the hook and / ladder, red blouse, with white trimming' / [indent] Helmet of hard fibre, not very heavy or uncomfortable / to wear; all white with numerals in white on black or blue / ground signifying No 1 or No 2 Company / [indent] Trumpet or megaphone, nickel silver, with green cord and tassel, (for fireman’s insignia), carried by / Captain of Company on parade, and made for / service in giving orders, but never actually used / except for display or ceremonial. They were actually / used by the very practical pioneer volunteer fire brigade / of Vancouver./ 13th [Nov]. 1936 J.S. [undecipherable signature]”


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  • Box: 174-C-02