Item 17529 - Casco Engine Co. No. 1, Portland, 1846

Item 17529 - Casco Engine Co. No. 1, Portland, 1846
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Item 17529
Casco Engine Co. No. 1, Portland, 1846
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A daguerreotype of Casco Engine Co. No. 1 in Portland was taken during a fireman's muster and parade on September 30, 1846.

The Portland Daily Advertiser reported the next day: "The Firemen paraded yesterday, as previously announced. The apparatus of the department appeared to be in good order, and the personnel is certainly most promising. A more invincible body of men could not readily be found. Several of the companies were subject to the daguerreotype -- with what success we have not learnt."

The domed building in the background is the Merchants' Exchange.

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