The American Fire Station by Gerry Souter

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As yesteryear's wooden fire wagons evolved into today's gleaming red fire engines, so too evolved the fire station. The American Fire Station examines how the evolution of this institution has been the result of advances in firefighting equipment, namely the fire engine. A collection of historical b/w photos is complemented by a selection of colour photography featuring of restored stations and firefighting equipment.

About Gerry Souter

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Gerry Souter learned about trains at his grandfather's knee in the New York Central roundhouse at Buffalo, New York, and sprawled next to his own Lionel trains beginning at age eight. He met Janet, his wife, in a darkroom at the School of the Chicago Art Institute. Their cameras have visited many Lionel layouts bringing creative illustration to their words. The Souters currently live in Arlington, Illinois. Janet Souter studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago. She has written a number of works on art history as well as several biographies. She also writes for the Daily Herald, Illinois' third largest newspaper.
Published October 1, 1998 by Motorbooks Intl. 176 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy, Computers & Technology, Arts & Photography, Science & Math. Non-fiction