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 Weegee, on Fire 81-90

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(4x5 film negative)
#0081


(4x5 film negative)
#0082


1/1/1940
4th Alarm
Grand & Garden
Brooklyn
(4x5 film negative)
#0083


1/1/1940
4th Alarm
Grand & Garden
Brooklyn
(4x5 film negative)
#0084


"PERSONAL"

The man pictured is Gordon "Moon" Mullins seen wearing his uniform as an
Honorary Deputy Chief of the FDNY. He was one of the members of the Fire Bell Club of New York which is presently located at 204 East 23rd Street. He was employed for several years prior to his death as a Fire Alarm Dispatcher in the Manhattan Central Office of the FDNY and had badge number 11. The old Nash sedan pictured in some of the photos carried has maltese plate (#13) given to him when he was made an honorary chief officer (first an honorary battalion chief and later promoted to honorary deputy chief).
(ref.: Mand Library at the FDNY Fire Academy)

I believe this to be a portrait of Weegee's close friend to whom these negatives were given and who assembled this collection. It was his estate that preserved them after his death in 1971 (see #28).
(3 1/4x4 1/4 film negative)
 #0085


All of the following are of the large fire on Washington St., lower Manhattan..early 1940's..fire was in a paper warehouse same as sent before..these all are..#0241..0242..0032..0033..0034..0038..0086 (ref. Firefighter Bill Noonan, Boston)
(4x5 film negative)
#0086


5-5-
This apparatus is the 1940 Mack Hose Wagon of Engine 21 at a fifth alarm on January 8, 1942 at New York Central Pier on West 43rd St.
(4x5 film negative)
#0087


5-5-
(4x5 film negative)
#0088


5-5-
Apparatus is the 1936 Mack pumper of Engine 8.
(4x5 film negative)
#0089

 


5-5-
Apparatus is the 1936 Mack pumper of Engine 8.
#89 & #90 are actually different shots. Note the upper water stream and the positions of the pump operator and hoseman. The photographer probably flipped the holder and shot a "safety".
(4x5 film negative)
 #0090

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