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Sunday, January 06, 2013

1927 - FDNY Ride Along with Chief Kenlon

New motor fire engine, New York City, and Chief Kenlon
George Grantham Bain Collection
no date recorded on caption card (probably between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915)
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
no copyright infringement intended

John Kenlon was one of the chiefs of FDNY (Fire Department New York). There are several links on the web with information about him:

Here is a movie made in 1927, with John Kenlon in his Chief's Car responding to a fire. Present day emergency warning sounds have been added to give it a little life.

1927: FDNY Ride Along with Chief Kenlon
(video by zaffdoc)

(America viewed by Americans)

(New York, New York)

(Early Movies)


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