Community Service Society Photographs

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Crippled Boy Resting Against Fire Alarm

Crippled Boy Resting Against Fire Alarm
CSS Description
(Negative on file at Brown Bros., 220 West 42 Street, N.Y.C. Only Brown Bros. negative to be used.) Stamped Brown Bros. At first glance it looks like a fire hydrant the boy is leaning against, but it is an early fire alarm base with the fire alarm box removed. Note the initials NYPD entwined in the medallion to the left of the boy's head.
Item Information
Title
Crippled Boy Resting Against Fire Alarm
Date
circa 1918
Item Number
1290
Photograph Number
1061
Format
photographs
Places
New York (N.Y.)
Topics
People with disabilities; Newspapers; Fire alarms; Children with disabilities; Children; Boys
Creators
Brown Brothers (New York, N.Y.)
Box and Folder Number
296: 65
CSS Description
(Negative on file at Brown Bros., 220 West 42 Street, N.Y.C. Only Brown Bros. negative to be used.) Stamped Brown Bros. At first glance it looks like a fire hydrant the boy is leaning against, but it is an early fire alarm base with the fire alarm box removed. Note the initials NYPD entwined in the medallion to the left of the boy's head.