Stowe VFD, Stowe, Vermont, 1951

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1951

GUSN

GUSN-194070

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

firefighters
smoke
government
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC044

Collection Name

Verner Reed photographic collection, 1950-1972

Reference Code

PC044.TMP.028

Places

Stowe (Lamoille county, Vermont)

Record Details

Originator

Reed, Verner, 1923-2006 (Photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other Organizations

Stowe Volunteer Fire Department

Accruals Note

Included in the exhibition, A Changing World: New England in the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972.

Description Level

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