This collodion printing-out paper print on a card mount was taken by an unidentified photographer circa 1899-1900. The photograph shows twelve fire fighters and three fire engines in front of the Denver Fire Department's Central Fire Station at the southwest corner of Market Street and Fourteenth Street in Denver, Colorado. William C. Melching (1864-1934) is the fire fighter at the far left. Melching was a fire fighter at Denver's Station No. 1 from 1899-1900. A sign on the corner of the building says "Market St.," another on the side of the building reads "Headqua[rters] of F[ire] Depart[ment]" and the largest fire engine says "D.F.D. No 1" on the side.
Firemen stand and pose in front of the Denver Fire Department Headquarters with Hook & Ladder No. 1 and Hose No. 4 in the first floor of the City Hall Building at 14th (Fourteenth) and Market Street in downtown Denver, Colorado. Shows a rusticated stone, multi-story building with arched windows and doorways. Firemen wear uniforms with double-breasted jackets, caps with insignia, and lapel pins. Horse-drawn wagons have a ladder, a sign that reads: "D.F.D. No. 1," and a metal water tank. Commercial buildings are near the brick Market Street.