[Firefighters Fight Love Field Hangar Fire]

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Photograph of three firefighters in firefighting suits and two aircraft mechanics fighting a hangar fire at Love Field Airport in Dallas. One firefighter stands on the left in the foreground, pointing a water hose over the tops of white, charred brick walls in the right middle-ground and blackened debris. The two mechanics (one of whom is shirtless) point another water hose at a wall, and behind them, the two other firefighters point a water hose at the same wall.The air around the men is smoky and the sky above is hazy with smoke. On the back of the photograph is ... continued below

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

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. July 5, 1960.

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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 three firefighters in firefighting suits and two aircraft mechanics fighting a hangar fire at Love Field Airport in Dallas. One firefighter stands on the left in the foreground, pointing a water hose over the tops of white, charred brick walls in the right middle-ground and blackened debris. The two mechanics (one of whom is shirtless) point another water hose at a wall, and behind them, the two other firefighters point a water hose at the same wall.The air around the men is smoky and the sky above is hazy with smoke. On the back of the photograph is a label with orange writing giving the date and other information.

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

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Rescuing Texas History, 2015

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  • July 5, 1960

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  • Nov. 3, 2016, 5:57 p.m.

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  • Nov. 18, 2016, 5:51 p.m.

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  • 32.848122, -96.851397

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[Firefighters Fight Love Field Hangar Fire], photograph, July 5, 1960; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth803896/: accessed August 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Firefighters Museum.