Firemen and Horses

Oil on silk, mounted on canvas; 15 3/8 x 24 7/8 inches
Size is for oval composition; mounted on a canvas 16 3/8 x 25 7/8 inches
Inscribed at bottom center: “Wm. H. Horstmann CO. PHILA.”

Considering the inscription, this may have been commisioned by or used as an illustration for William Horstmann and Sons, who manufacturered dress trimmings, uniforms, and military goods. Horstmann was located at 5th & Cherry Streets, Philadelphia, PA, which is now the site of the US Mint.

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