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Kenrick A.Claflin & Son

1545. U. S. Volunteer Life Saving Corps. Station c.1900.

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1545. U. S. Volunteer Life Saving Corps. Station c.1900.

1545. (mounted photo) U. S. Volunteer Life Saving Corps. Station c.1900. Rare large mounted photo shows nicely the crew and building of the U. S. Volunteer Life Saving Corps. The U. S. Volunteer Life-Saving Corps. existed in a number of states and was an early supplement to the U. S. Life-Saving Service in some areas, manning lifeboats and providing life-saving services on the coast and on inland waters. The Service maintained branches in 15 states where there were no stations of the Government Life-Saving Service or the Humane Society. Information and awards of this service are exceptionally scarce and this has become an interesting collection area. Views include the members posing in front of station with life-saving equipment. Large image measure 4 ¾” x 6 ½” on 7” x 9” mount. Some marks from processing but do not detract. Rare close view. (VG). $56.