[Aerial Photograph of Burning Building]

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Aerial photograph of a burning, multi-story building at the corner of Elm and Lamar St. in Dallas, partially obscured by smoke. On the ground and in the streets, multiple fire engines and emergency vehicles attend the fire. Three of the trucks have long ladders extended, and firefighters at the tops of the ladders hold hoses pointed at the building, spraying large streams of water. The city is also visible around the burning building. Large hoses cover the streets between and around the fire engines.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 25 x 21 cm.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. July 23, 1961.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2015 and was provided by Dallas Firefighters Museum to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 30 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Dallas Firefighters Museum

The Dallas Firefighters Museum has documented the history of the firefighting profession in Dallas since 1972. The fire department itself was established by the city in the 1870s. The Museum preserves firefighting history through restoration and display of vintage tools, apparatus, and memorabilia.

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Aerial photograph of a burning, multi-story building at the corner of Elm and Lamar St. in Dallas, partially obscured by smoke. On the ground and in the streets, multiple fire engines and emergency vehicles attend the fire. Three of the trucks have long ladders extended, and firefighters at the tops of the ladders hold hoses pointed at the building, spraying large streams of water. The city is also visible around the burning building. Large hoses cover the streets between and around the fire engines.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 25 x 21 cm.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2015

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  • July 23, 1961

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  • Nov. 3, 2016, 5:57 p.m.

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  • Nov. 18, 2016, 5:38 p.m.

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[Aerial Photograph of Burning Building], photograph, July 23, 1961; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth803778/: accessed November 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Firefighters Museum.