[Firefighters Use Aerial Platform to Hose Down Building]

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Photograph of uniformed firefighters spraying water hoses at a smoking building - from the ground and from an aerial platform. Much of the building is obscured by smoke and darkness, but part of a sign for a barbecue restaurant is partially visible. Some of the firefighters' names are visible or partially visible on the backs of their firefighting jackets. The back of the aerial platform fire engine is partially visible on the left and there are coils of fire hoses in the street in front of it. On the back of the photograph are a red-bordered label, a small number ... continued below

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1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 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 uniformed firefighters spraying water hoses at a smoking building - from the ground and from an aerial platform. Much of the building is obscured by smoke and darkness, but part of a sign for a barbecue restaurant is partially visible. Some of the firefighters' names are visible or partially visible on the backs of their firefighting jackets. The back of the aerial platform fire engine is partially visible on the left and there are coils of fire hoses in the street in front of it. On the back of the photograph are a red-bordered label, a small number "8" handwritten in red ink in the top right corner, and information about the photo.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 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. 2, 2016, 11:09 a.m.

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Douglas. [Firefighters Use Aerial Platform to Hose Down Building], photograph, February 16, 1964; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth803858/: accessed November 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Firefighters Museum.