Rushing to save the town

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 Pumper Fire Engine (circa 1900)

Vintage cast-iron Steam Fire Engine
Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/22 –  4 sec – ISO 200


Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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