From Flickr: “Chicago Fire Academy – Chicago, Illinois” by The J. Smith Archive

June 1, 2015 Uncategorized

The new Chicago Fire Academy was dedicated in May 1961, and in view of its many outstanding and unique facilities, promptly nicknamed "The West Point of the Fire Department." The Snorkel pictured in front of it was conceived by Chicago’s Fire Commissioner, Robert J. Quinn, and Chicago was the first City to have this extraordinary and efficient fire fighting and rescue device.
CHICAGO, "The City Beautiful"

Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to Mr. & Mrs. W. Hamels of Lake Placid, Florida on June 11, 1962:

Thanks very much for your letter, now we take a short Vacation inf Fred’s home & my wife feels like home again.
Best greetings
The Baumann’s

Publisher: Cameo Greeting Cards., Inc., Chicago, Illinois
Color by Egon Berka, Chicago, Ill.
A Plastichrome by Colourpicture Card
P43241

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