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Stowe VFD, Stowe, Vermont, 1951

PC044.TMP.028 (RS81107)

Description

The Volunteer Fire Department in Stowe used an old house to practice their fire-fighting skills. Reed shot with his large format camera, which allowed him to capture the great range of subtleties in the clouds of steam and smoke. The 4" by 5" negative used in this camera permits great richness of tone and detail. In this particular photo, two firefighters, one on a ladder and one on a roof, practice their skills. Smoke and steam obscure the scene.

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Details

Collection Name
Verner Reed photographic collection, 1950-1972
Collection Code
PC044
Dates
1951
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
GUSN
194070
Reference Code
PC044.TMP.028

Record details

Originator
Reed, Verner, 1923-2006 (Photographer)
Other Organizations
Stowe Volunteer Fire Department
Descriptive Terms
firefighters
government
smoke
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Places
Stowe (Lamoille county, Vermont)
Notes
Included in the exhibition, A Changing World: New England in the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972.

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