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12505. The Life-Saving Service, and its Chief.

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12505. The Life-Saving Service, and its Chief.

12505. The Life-Saving Service, and its Chief. Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. April 11, 1874. Lengthy full page article describes the new Life-Saving Service and its new Chief, Sumner I. Kimball. Good detail includes a brief biography of Chief Kimball, a look at the Service and the improvements that will be implemented, new stations being built and their costs, and more. Includes six beautiful woodcut engravings depicts Chief Kimball himself, life-saving station at Long Branch, new station design, new surf-boat and carriage, improved “safety-car”, life-saving station at Narragansett, R.I. Great illustrations, wonderful detail. Full issue includes other articles and advertisements of the day. Intact, clean, fine for framing. (VG+). $58.