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Catalog Number 1929.013.003
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Photo. Full length, sepia-toned, oval portrait of James Battle, chief of the Detroit Fire Department in 1870 (as identified on verso). Battle is posing in a "chief" sash, and next to a "chief engineer" helmet, and horn. Battle was noted for being first paid chief of the department after its formation in 1865. Photo is printed on cardstock.
Date 1870
People Battle, James R.
Print size 8" x 10"
Dimension Details The actual image in the oval is 5.5" x 7.5"
Collection Fire Department
Search Terms Detroit Fire Department
Firefighters
Portraiture
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