Alan Mays

Alan Mays

Posted on 09/16/2014


Photo taken on September 16, 2014


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Bartholdi Hose Company, Butler, New Jersey, ca. 1920

Bartholdi Hose Company, Butler, New Jersey, ca. 1920
Postcard published by Rudolph Bros., New York City, and postmarked Aug. 26, 1922.

According to the Butler Volunteer Fire Department's Web page, the Bartholdi Hose Company No. 2 was established in Butler, New Jersey, in 1908, and the postcard view of its fire engine and firehouse (above) dates to 1922 or earlier. When I checked Google Maps, I was amazed to find that the Bartholdi Hose Company, as recorded by Google in 2013 (see screen capture below), looks much the same as it did 90 years earlier!

Bartholdi Hose Company, Butler, New Jersey, 2013 (Google Maps)

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Comments
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Outstanding images.
4 years ago.
wintorbos
wintorbos
It's always surprising how many things in postcards turn out to be "still there".

That looks as though it could be the identical sign above the garage door.
4 years ago.
arts enthusiast
arts enthusiast
This is incredible!!!! I was oohing and aahing over the postcard and was stunned when I moved down to see the "after" photo.
4 years ago.