[Firefighters Standing in the Aftermath of a Hangar Fire]

Description

Photograph of thirteen firefighters standing in the ashes and debris of a melted airplane in one of the Red Bird Airport Hangars. Most of the firefighters are facing away from the camera, and one of the firefighters holds a hose that has been turned off. Beyond the debris, on the far right, is another small airplane and aircraft maintenance equipment. The hangar door is partially open in the background. On the back of the photograph are two labels and handwritten notes giving information about the photo, including the date.

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

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. April 12, 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. 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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Photograph of thirteen firefighters standing in the ashes and debris of a melted airplane in one of the Red Bird Airport Hangars. Most of the firefighters are facing away from the camera, and one of the firefighters holds a hose that has been turned off. Beyond the debris, on the far right, is another small airplane and aircraft maintenance equipment. The hangar door is partially open in the background. On the back of the photograph are two labels and handwritten notes giving information about the photo, including the date.

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

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Rescuing Texas History, 2015

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  • April 12, 1961

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  • Nov. 3, 2016, 5:57 p.m.

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  • Nov. 18, 2016, 5:56 p.m.

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  • 32.680689, -96.867185

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[Firefighters Standing in the Aftermath of a Hangar Fire], photograph, April 12, 1961; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth803894/: accessed December 9, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Firefighters Museum.