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Black and white photo negative of the Portsmouth Fire Dept. truck that appears to be filling up with water at the Fire Hydrant in front of the Fire Department.

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Black and white photo negative of a the Dove Hat Co. building fire. The Dove Hat Co. was first known as the Portsmouth Hat Company and was established in 1892. Located at 124 West 2nd St (Second St) in the Houston building and then in the Fuller…

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Black and white photo negative of the Ohio Valley Broom Co. that was located on Front & Jefferson Streets. It was co owned by Francis Shinkle and William Merns until 1934. Francis Shinkle took over the business by himself until 1935 when he moved the…

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Black and white photo negative of local children participating in Auto Derby for the annual Kids Day in July 1939. Kids Day was an annual program sponsored by the area Civic Forum that helped keep children out of trouble and give them something to do…

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Black and white photo negative of local children participating in Auto Derby for the annual Kids Day in July 1939. Kids Day was an annual program sponsored by the area Civic Forum that helped keep children out of trouble and give them something to do…

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Black and white photo negative of local children participating in Auto Derby for the annual Kids Day in July 1939. Kids Day was an annual program sponsored by the area Civic Forum that helped keep children out of trouble and give them something to do…

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Black and white photo negative of local children participating in Auto Derby for the annual Kids Day in July 1939. Kids Day was an annual program sponsored by the area Civic Forum that helped keep children out of trouble and give them something to do…

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Black and white photo negative of an unknown person participating in the derby race the fire department would put on for Kid's Day in the 1930's.

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Black and white photo negative of children participating in a relay race during the Portsmouth Fire Department Kids Day in the 1930's.

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Black and white photo negative of unknown children lining up for Kids Day in the 1930's. The Portsmouth Fire Department created Kids Day to help local youth stay out of trouble during the summer. They would do fun activities, clean the city, etc.

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Black and white photo negative of the Portsmouth Fire Departments Kids Day. This was an annual event held to raise money for their Christmas Toy Drive. It was also their way of giving local kids something fun to do. Unknown men participating in the…

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Black and white photo negative of the Portsmouth Fire Departments Kids Day. This was an annual event held to raise money for their Christmas Toy Drive. It was also their way of giving local kids something fun to do. Unknown men participating in the…
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