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James Pain, Pyrotechnist.

Allegany County, Maryland, Centennial Celebration, 1889: Offer for a firework display Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


New York, 17 August 1889.

R.M. McMichael Esq.
Allegany County Centennial Cel.
Cumberland, Md.

Dear Sir,
In reply to your favor, we can supply you with Fireworks from $2 50/100 upwards. We enclose illustrated catalogue of small displays up to $100.00. To supply a man to fire these we should have to charge his expenses, as every piece has firing instruction printed on it and can easily be display by anyone. If you will kindly ... the amount you desire to expend, we will at once let you have the programme of the best we can do for the money, including the attendance of an expert to arrange everything.
Yours truly
James Pain & Sons.

Letterhead reads

Offices of James Pain & Sons
109 John St.
Pain's Gorgeous Spectacular Productions
The Great Fire of London
The Siege of Sebastopol
The Burning of Moscow
The Last Days of Pompeii
The Siege of Pekin
The Bombardment of Alexandria &c &c
Manhattan Beach, New York
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Louisville, KY
St Louis, MO
Boston, Mass.

Pain's Celebrated Manhattan Beach Fireworks
Georgeous Pyrotechnic Displays and Illuminations
Displays of any magnitude undertaken in any part of the world. Also artistically beautiful illuminations with Pain's patent prismatic fairy lamps for garden parties, weddings or any festivities.
Carefully selected cases of fireworks at $25 - $50 - $100 ready for firing. A specialty.

In Europe Messrs Pain have on many recent occasions been specially engaged to display before
H.M. Queen Victoria
Their R.H. Prince and Princess of Wales
I.R.H. Crown Prince and Princess of Germany
Their I.H. Czaraurich & Czarina of Russia
Their M The Kings of Spain and Portugal and the principal Nobility of Europe and many Municipalities and Towns too numerous to mention.


James Pain

Mr Pain was not selected by the Allegany Committee.


Collection Location:
Allegany County Public Library

Original Size:
28 x 21 cms

Allegany County (Md.)--History.

Allegany County (Md.), 1889

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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