Billy Schmidt

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Teacher, writer, speaker, and retired chief fire officer fascinated with our dynamic and challenging world.

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A hard pull up 1st Street west of Hill Street, ca.1900 | A fire engine pulled by three large muscular horses up 1st Street approaching Olive, ca.1900. Several firefighters on foot as it makes its way up the hill. The horses kick up a lot of dirt and dust as they struggle to pull the long ladder truck. One driver at the front drives the horses while a second fireman sits astride the wheelman's seat near the back controlling the rear of the rig. A large fire bell is ...

Three muscular horses pull a Los Angeles fire engine up a First Street Hill, circa Courtesy of the USC Libraries - California Historical Society Collection.

Horse Drawn Water Steam Pumper Fire Truck Circa 1906 Photograph by ...

American Lafrance Fire Truck Canvas Print - Horse Drawn Water Steam Pumper Fire Truck Circa 1906 by California Views Mr Pat Hathaway Archives

SMS English♡, Part #1.

SMS English♡, Part #1.

Imperial Airways, Egypt by Kerne Erickson, art print, vintage travel poster

England, Egypt, India Poster Print for Imperial Airways in the by Kerne Erickson.

Illustration by an unidentified artist, Time frame was determined by the plane, a Saunders Roe Princess, which flew as a prototype in 1952 and was put into storage by the end of the Signed: 'GoL' ~via TI Group, FB

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N.Y. Fire Department, Engine Pumping, 1914, photograph by Frederick H. Smyth, no. 244712, PR 065. NYHS Image #83375d

๑ Nineteen Fourteen ๑ historical happenings, fashion, art & style from a century ago - N. Fire Department, Engine Pumping, photograph by Frederick H.

William James Aylward

Photos of Aylward are extremely scarce. This is a young Bill Aylward seated on the grass next to Anna Whelen Betts at Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania in the summer of Standing directly behind them is their teacher Howard Pyle.

"Oh, Morgan's Men Are Out For You," illustration from "The Golden Galleon," by Paul Hervey Fox, published in "Scribner's Magazine"

"The little cockle dipped into the swell and staggered with every gust of wind." N.C. Wyeth - illustration from 'The Black Arrow'

blackarrow_gustofwind Newell Convers Wyeth is one of the most famous illustrators in American history and his work is still famous today