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    WONDERFUL GRABILL PHOTO OF DEADWOOD CHINESE HOSE TEAM. Well-known image of "The Champion Chinese Hose Team of American who won the great Hub-and-Hub race at Deadwood, Dak. July 4th, 1888." The firehose team is dressed in their competition garb, complete with checkered leggings and straw hats. Following the discovery of gold in the Black Hills in 1879, the building of several railroads was undertaken, and a fair number of Chinese immigrants were brought in to build them. Although this 8.5" x 6.25" image shows several folds and a few chips at edges, Grabill's excellent photographic skills more than make up for these defects. Image is sharp, clear, and compelling. Affixed to a slightly larger sheet of heavy black paper.

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