In Memory of Mr. James Braidwood, Superintendent of the London Fire Brigade, who lost his life at the Great Fire in Tooley Street, June 22, 1861, in his 61st year."He died at the post of duty; and whether it was the battle-field or at the head of the fire-brigade, the holiest place on earth on which to live or die was the posrt of duty." _ Dr. Cumming.
Letterpress on embossed card. Sheet size: 75 x 115mm (3 x 4½").
A decorative memorial card for James Braidwood (1800–1861), founder of the world's first municipal fire service in Edinburgh in 1824, and the first director of the London Fire Engine Establishment (the brigade which was eventually to become the London Fire Brigade). Braidwood died on 22nd June 1861 in the Tooley Street fire at Cotton's Wharf near London Bridge station.
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