The Life of a Fireman: The Night Alarm, Nathaniel Currier

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Team of firemen pulling wagon out of building and headed to right down street in image.

After Louis Maurer American, 1832-1932 Throughout his prints of fire fighting, Louis Maurer emphasized accuracy. Here, a group of firemen from Excelsior Company No. 2, of 21 Henry Street, New York City, are shown pulling a pumper-wagon from the firehouse in response to a night alarm. The clock inside the firehouse reads 1:22. At the left, Nathaniel Currier, a volunteer fire fighter with the company, runs to join his colleagues, James Merritt Ives and George B. Ives. This print is one in a series of six that was produced to acknowledge the bravery of fire fighters.

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Currier, Nathaniel (American, 1813-1888)
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Hand-colored lithograph
16 15/16 x 25 7/8 inches
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
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