A sixth-plate colored Ambrotype of a Louisville Kentucky Fireman in a rare case known as "The Volunteer Fireman" as shown in Krainik's "Union Cases" pub. in 1988.

The Louisville Fireman shown wears the helmet for the old Louisville Volunteer Fire Co. #5, that was replaced in 1858 by a non-volunteer company called the "P.B. Atwood Engine Co. #1" The number 5 can also be seen on the belt along with "Louisville" The Ambrotype was made by Daniel Stuber, who opened his photographic studio at Market and Preston Street in Louisville about 1855.

This ambrotype is likely the first in Kentucky of a fireman and is a great piece of Louisville and Kentucky history. Some restoration could be done to the image but it stands as a great photographic relic of the pre-Civil War period. The case shows slight wear but no damage and is listed by Krainik as "rare". This image was found by me in Louisville circa 1995 and has not been offered by me prior to this listing.

2000.00