This is another of the priceless memories that I received from my grandparents home. A cast-iron, horse-drawn Pumper fire engine toy probably circa 1900. This is an example of what toys were like back in the days before plastic. Other than a few paint flecks that are missing from wear, it is still in great shape. (Especially considering it’s probably 100 years old or so!)
I added the background in Photoshop to give it a little live action feel. The image is a Currier and Ives print of the Great Chicago Fire. If you prefer a more natural view, the one below is without the digital manipulation.
Vintage cast-iron Steam Fire Engine
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/22 – 4 sec – ISO 200