[Neiman-Marcus Fire, North Side Street View]

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Photograph of a street view of the north side of Neiman-Marcus, with more buildings visible in the background. The fire inside is visible through the windows on the left and the display windows on the ground. On the fifth floor, the fire has burst out of one of the windows. On the ground, two small ladders are propped up against the building and one firefighter stands on the left while another stands further down the street, on the right. There are Christmas decorations hanging from the lampposts and strung between the Neiman-Marcus building and the building across the street (which ... continued below

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

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. December 19, 1964.

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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. More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Dallas Firefighters Museum

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Photograph of a street view of the north side of Neiman-Marcus, with more buildings visible in the background. The fire inside is visible through the windows on the left and the display windows on the ground. On the fifth floor, the fire has burst out of one of the windows. On the ground, two small ladders are propped up against the building and one firefighter stands on the left while another stands further down the street, on the right. There are Christmas decorations hanging from the lampposts and strung between the Neiman-Marcus building and the building across the street (which is out of shot on the right). On the back of the photograph are a torn-off label, an unreadable stamp, and handwritten notes giving information about the photo.

Physical Description

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

Notes

On the back of the photograph are handwritten notes about the fire that read: "Fully involved - ouT windows 5th floor - at This stage fire fighting Heavy inside - shortly after - men pulled out of upper floor - Snorkels & areals went To work - No. Side of Bldg Main St."

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Rescuing Texas History, 2015

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  • December 19, 1964

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Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Nov. 3, 2016, 5:57 p.m.

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  • Jan. 18, 2017, 1:27 p.m.

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  • 32.781046, -96.797166

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[Neiman-Marcus Fire, North Side Street View], photograph, December 19, 1964; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth803781/: accessed August 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Firefighters Museum.