'Fire in Cincinnati' illustration   Save
Fires and Firemen Collection
Description: Illustration titled "A Fire in Cincinnati," which originally appeared in the October 30, 1858, issue of Harper's Weekly. It accompanied an article about the Fire Department of Cincinnati and its use of a steam-powered fire engine. In 1853, the city of Cincinnati became the first to employ a professional fire department, made up of 100% full-time, paid employees. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04119
Subjects: Cincinnati (Ohio); Cultural Ohio--Popular Culture; Fires; Harper's Weekly; Fire fighters; Fire engines & equipment
Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)