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Catalog Number WF 0002.A,B
Caption EWING, D. B. stamp for photos
Description Photo shows engine (probably the engine described in ANACORTES AMERICAN on 04/07/1892), along with 11 firemen in front of City Hall/Fire Department on south side of 5th Street. On 4/4/1893, the ANACORTES AMERICAN reported Ewing was going to open a shop in Everett and that he had taken a photo of the fire company in Anacortes. This may have been that photo.

Personal history of donor: Valentine Funk (grandfather of Wallie Funk) was a volunteer fireman and is standing in this photo, 2nd from left. 2/2/1953 ANACORTES AMERICAN article on Valentine Funk quotes him: "When I look at the new fire hall, I can't help but recall the times we pulled the apparatus around by hand. Sometimes we would run three miles to fight a fire but of course, I was a lot younger then."

Inscriptions: Front - Written on bottom of negative and transferred to photo: D.B. Ewing Photo; Engine No. 1; Anacortes Fire Department
Back - Ewing stamp (look under image management) ; "Property of V. Funk"

Publication history: 9/7/1950 ANACORTES AMERICAN; 9/30/1954 ANACORTES AMERICAN History issue, p. 16; 8/6/1959 ANACORTES AMERICAN Pioneer Edition, section 3-5
Date 1893 c.
Photographer EWING, David B.
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Organization - Anacortes Fire Department
People
Structure
Transportation
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
People EWING, David B.
Place Anacortes WA
Search Terms fire department
fire station
firemen
horse-drawn fire pumper
1893
Engine #1
Object Name Print, Photographic