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.