10/17/08 162 W, 1 I - + 19 - 10 State Fireman's Convention Vintage Photo

For your Friday fun, here's a vintage photo of a state fireman's convention in Raleigh. From the clothing, the year is probably 1936. The Capital City hosted the North Carolina State Fireman's Association only four times between 1888 and 1955, in the years 1889, 1902, 1916, and 1936. That's the State Capitol in the background. Who's who? That's might be State Fire Marshall and former Raleigh Fire Chief Sherwood Brockwell kneeling in the front row on the left, wearing a gray suit. Or maybe that's him standing on the far right, with the striped tie? Veteran or perhaps charter members are likely the ones standing in the center. That year, Raleigh Fire Chief W. Ernest Holland was elected President of the association. He was the first RFD member to hold the title. Click and be patient to see a much larger version. After loading you may need to click again, if your browser automatically adjusts the image to the width of your screen.

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