[Firefighters Hose Down Smoking Building From Above]

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Photograph of two firefighters on an aerial platform, using firefighting hoses to spray water into dark clouds of smoke above a building. The building has a semi-circle striped awning, with the numbers "1417" on it, and a traffic light pole in front of and to the left of the awning. Beyond the aerial platform crane arm, a sign reading "Piccadilly Cafeteria" is partially visible through the smoke, along with another building. The top of the fire engine attached to the aerial platform and two more firefighters are partially visible along the bottom of the photo. On the back of the ... continued below

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

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Douglas February 16, 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 two firefighters on an aerial platform, using firefighting hoses to spray water into dark clouds of smoke above a building. The building has a semi-circle striped awning, with the numbers "1417" on it, and a traffic light pole in front of and to the left of the awning. Beyond the aerial platform crane arm, a sign reading "Piccadilly Cafeteria" is partially visible through the smoke, along with another building. The top of the fire engine attached to the aerial platform and two more firefighters are partially visible along the bottom of the photo. On the back of the photograph are a red-bordered label, handwritten notes, and information about 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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  • February 16, 1964

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  • Nov. 3, 2016, 5:57 p.m.

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  • Dec. 14, 2016, 12:44 p.m.

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Douglas. [Firefighters Hose Down Smoking Building From Above], photograph, February 16, 1964; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth803843/: accessed May 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Firefighters Museum.