[Firefighters Spray Down Smoking Building From Above]

Description

Photograph of five firefighters hosing down a smoking building. One firefighter, in a bucket connected to a large metal arm, sprays water from above, while three on the ground (their backs to the camera) point another hose at the building. On the right side of the photo, another firefighter crouches with a hose that is not yet turned on. Another building is just barely visible on the left side of the photograph. On the back of the photograph are a stamp with identifier information and extensive handwritten notes on the fire in the photo.

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. August 29, 1963.

Context

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

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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Description

Photograph of five firefighters hosing down a smoking building. One firefighter, in a bucket connected to a large metal arm, sprays water from above, while three on the ground (their backs to the camera) point another hose at the building. On the right side of the photo, another firefighter crouches with a hose that is not yet turned on. Another building is just barely visible on the left side of the photograph. On the back of the photograph are a stamp with identifier information and extensive handwritten notes on the fire in the photo.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2015

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  • August 29, 1963

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  • Nov. 3, 2016, 5:57 p.m.

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  • Nov. 18, 2016, 5:55 p.m.

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  • 32.81535, -96.885635

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[Firefighters Spray Down Smoking Building From Above], photograph, August 29, 1963; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth803793/: accessed April 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Firefighters Museum.