Friday, January 11, 2013

Fire Department Photograph Donated

This 1920s photograph of the Crawfordsville Fire Department was used in Pat Cline’s “Crawfordsville: A Pictorial History” (page 104-105)  in 1991, but anyone searching for an original would have been out of luck. Although the image is quintessentially Crawfordsville, the library has never had a copy of the photo that was worthy of reproduction -- until now. After purchasing an original of this photograph, Dr. Robert Rhode contacted the library to verify the photograph’s history, and once the location was confirmed as Crawfordsville, generously supplied us with a high-resolution scan of his original. Thank you to Dr. Rhode for his lovely addition to our collection of historic Montgomery County photographs. If you have a photograph relating to the history of Montgomery County that you would allow us to scan for digital preservation in our collection, please contact the Reference and Local History Department at 765-362-2242 ext. 117.

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