I do believe this awesome image above has become the Holy Grail in my collection of Chows with vehicles. What a unique find!! You can see a bit more of my restoration of this very blurry and scratched photo as you scroll below. I even managed to find documentation of the Firemans’ convention in a few 1929 newspapers (below)
Above: I cropped the image here so you can see the detail of the chow, engine and men. The film grain I corrected a bit but left a good portion of it to show the age and character of this historic snapshot in time.
BOTH ARTICLES BELOW ARE FROM AUGUST 1929 DESCRIBING THIS LARGE ANNUAL CONVENTION, TOURNAMENT AND PARADE OF NEW YORK STATE FIRE DEPARTMENTS