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Posted 7 years ago


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The first images are certificates of membership of the San Francisco Fire Department. The first is for William H. Miller and it commemorates his membership in Engine No. 4. It is a color lithograph from 1877, published by Currie & Ives in New York. The second, which has the just awesome San Francisco seal on it, is for Augustus Bellemere and is from 1858.

The last is just a drawing of a fire, though I'm not sure of its details, it could be from the big fire of 1906, thoughts?

I apologize for the flash reflections in the photos, I'm a bit of a photography amateur.

From my recent trip to the Society of California Pioneers...

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  1. Damon Campagna, 7 years ago
    The last drawing is dated "1850" so it's likely the Great Fire of 1850. It looks very similar to this:,-May-4t
    Hope this helps...

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