|Description: We offer a large silver print photograph of the Creedmore Hose Company by Frederick J. Weber. The photograph is 10 ⅛” x 12 ¾” on its original mount measuring 15 ¾” x 19 ⅝”. A group of volunteer firemen in their hats and jackets appear in front (and on top) of a horse drawn hose cart. There is a blindstamp at the lower right corner on recto for the Weber Photography Studio and a label on verso that reads: “Weber Photographer, Phone 1680 Jamaica, 463 Fulton Str., Jamaica, N. Y.”. Item #P00123.
Frederick J. Weber (1881-1966) was an Austrian born photographer who worked in Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island. He was hired by trolley and bus companies, fire houses, churches schools and other civilian establishments. Weber was the official photographer for the Long Island Rail Road’s legal department. His vast archive of over 7,500 photographs of life on early 20th century Long Island is housed at the Queens Library.
Condition: The mount is in fair condition with a repaired crack in the lower right corner and a faint water stain along the left margin. The photograph remains in good presentable condition despite some minor surface abrasions and discoloration.