Shot at an unidentified location in New York City, the film shows several pieces of horse-drawn fire vehicles in motion: two hook-and-ladders [Frame: 0114, 0905]; two steam pumpers [0373, 1111]; a rescue wagon . Note the kids hanging on the back of some of the vehicles [0195, 0970].
Contributor:Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
The film shows a large group of people watching the approach of a color guard followed by a number of elderly marching firemen [Frame: 1734] pulling antique fire equipment . In the background is the white marble Washington Arch , designed by Stanford White and completed in 1895 to commemorate the first inauguration of George Washington.
Contributor:Armitage, F. S. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)