The 1880s fireman and his ornate horn

The fireman. Tintype. Private Collection.

The 1880s fireman. Tintype. Private Collection.

A beautiful tintype in excellent shape of an American fireman posing with his horn and cigar. This picture captured his uniform in crisp details.

I just so love the ornate speakerphone-like horn with the mouthpiece and sling. I wish I had a time machine to see him shouting in it for people to get out of the way. :) And he’s wearing a ribbon on the shirt representing some kind of event.  The CW must have stood for the town he worked for.

All in all, a very handsome fireman who posed splendidly some hundred and thirty years ago.

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