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[Aerial Photograph of Burning Building]

Description: Aerial photograph of a burning, multi-story building at the corner of Elm and Lamar St. in Dallas, partially obscured by smoke. On the ground and in the streets, multiple fire engines and emergency vehicles attend the fire. Three of the trucks have long ladders extended, and firefighters at the tops of the ladders hold hoses pointed at the building, spraying large streams of water. The city is also visible around the burning building. Large hoses cover the streets between and around the fire engines.
Date: July 23, 1961
Item Type: Photograph

[Air Force One on Love Field]

Description: Photograph of Air Force One on Dallas Love Field. Two emergency vehicles can be seen on the runway behind the airplane.
Date: November 22, 1963
Creator: Pace, Dean L.
Item Type: Photograph

[Air Force One on Love Field]

Description: Photograph of Air Force One on Dallas Love Field. Two emergency vehicles can be seen on the runway to the side of the airplane.
Date: November 22, 1963
Creator: Marable, Vincent
Item Type: Photograph

[Burned Bin Sitting in Ash and Rubble]

Description: Photograph of a burned and warped square bin sitting in against a burned wall, amidst ash and small bits of unidentifiable rubble. Inside the bin is more ash and small pieces of burnt rubble. On the bottom left of the photograph, there is a small, circular, embossed stamp that reads, "Photo By Dallas Fire Dept." On the back of the photograph is a stamp filled in with handwritten information about the photo.
Date: March 10, 1964
Item Type: Photograph

[Burned Out Building Without a Roof]

Description: Photograph of an upwards angled view of the inside of a burned out brick building with no roof. Wires and other burned fixtures hang from the burned walls inside. At the bottom of the photo, piles of large beams and other rubble are visible, as well as an African-American man facing left (visible only from the shoulders up). Through the space where the roof should be, the sky and a tall brick building are visible. On the back of the photograph are handwritten notes, and information about the photo.
Date: March 5, 1964
Item Type: Photograph

[Burned Rubble Inside a Multi-story Building]

Description: Photograph of the inside of a brick, multi-story building. The floor is covered in ash and burned rubble, with a hole in the floor against the wall, and on the back wall, three windows are partially visible. A large metal beams stretches across the space, extending out of view on the right. A man in white overalls stands to the right of the hole in the floor, with his back to camera. On the back of the photograph are a red-bordered label with text stricken out, handwritten notes, and information about the photo.
Date: February 21, 1964
Item Type: Photograph

[Caved-In Roof After Fire]

Description: Photograph of an interior view of the smoking, caved-in roof of a building. A brick wall on the right, and a brick and wood wall with windows in the background are still standing. Many charred wooden slats and planks are visible amidst the rubble. In the bottom right corner is an embossed "Photo By Dallas Fire Dept." stamp. On the back of the photograph are a red-bordered label, the number "16." written in handwritten in red ink, and information about the photograph.
Date: February 16, 1964
Creator: Douglas
Item Type: Photograph

[Chef Observes Damage to Burnt Cabinets]

Description: Photograph of a man in a chef's toque and uniform kneeling down beside a burnt and charred counter. His right hand rests on a pile of ash on top of the counter, and he's looking at a smoky wine glass on the counter. The cabinet doors under the counter and falling apart and falling off the the hinges. The floor beneath the man's feet is covered in ashes. On the back of the photograph are two stamps giving the photographer's name, the name of the printer, and the date.
Date: January 24, 1964
Creator: Grant, Clint
Item Type: Photograph

[Cloud of Black Smoke Rising from Metal Building]

Description: Photograph of a tall cloud of black smoke rising from a small, folded and bent metal building blackened by smoke. On the ground in front of the building, there are firefighters, in dark- and light-colored firefighting suits, holding a hose. There are a few civilians in the group, as well as one who is walking out of shot on the right. A tall tower is partially visible on the left, and in the background is a large metal building. On the back of the photograph are two stamps and handwritten notes giving information about the photo.
Date: August 26, 1963
Creator: Grant, Clint
Item Type: Photograph
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[Crowd of Firefighters on a Rescue Operation at Business Strip]

Description: Photograph of a large crowd of firefighters in firefighting suits (most of them with their names on the backs of their jackets) facing a brick, multi-level building with smoke coming out of some of the upper-level windows. There are two more multi-level buildings directly to the left of the smoking building, and a fire engine parked in front of the smoking building. In the top left of the photo, on the roof of the building directly to the left of the smoking building, there are two firefighters pulling up a fire hose. On the ground, a firefighter is about to climb a ladder propped against the building, and another firefighter holds a fire hose leading up to a second-story window. On the back of the photograph, there is a label, typewritten notes, and handwritten notes, including the names of the firefighters who died in the fire.
Date: February 16, 1964
Item Type: Photograph

[Dallas Fire Station 1 and Fire Truck]

Description: Photograph of a street view of the front of a two-story, brick fire station with four garage doors. The two garage doors on the right are open and a fire truck is 3/4 of the way out of right-center door. There are two men on the fire truck - one driving and the other on the top of the vehicle. On the front of the building, a fake balcony bears the Dallas Fire Department insignia and the American flag; on the sides of the building, parked cars are visible. The date and some handwritten notes are on the back of the photograph.
Date: December 22, 1969
Item Type: Photograph
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[Dallas Fire Station 21 at Love Field]

Description: Photograph of Dallas Fire Station 21 at Love Field. The station has four garage doors. There are four fire engines of different makes and models parked in a line in front of the station, as well as a station wagon and a small boat. There are handwritten notes and printed text on the bottom border of the photograph.
Date: December 24, 1969
Item Type: Photograph
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[Dallas Firefighters and Truck]

Description: Photograph of nine uniformed firefighters standing in front of a fire engine, which is parked in the driveway of a two-story, brick building. The building is slightly visible on the left of the photograph; a small portion of the front lawn, sidewalk, and curb are visible on the bottom left. There are trees in the background and a puddle of water in front of the firefighters. On the back of the photograph are a label with the words, "Old 24's," as well as the typewritten date.
Date: April 16, 1964
Item Type: Photograph

[Dallas Firefighters Use Aerial Platform to Fight a Fire]

Description: Photograph of Dallas Fire Department firefighters using a fire engine with an aerial platform called "Snorkel No. 2" to spray a water hose at a smoking building visible on the right. More uniformed firefighters on the ground use three more water hoses to hose down the building. The hoses are all connected to a fire engine on the left, and another fire engine is partially visible on the right, in front of a traffic light. Two men who are not in firefighting uniforms, one holding a camera to his chest, stand amidst the pile of water hoses in the middle ground. On the back of the photograph are a red-bordered label, the number "2" written handwritten in red ink, and information about the photograph.
Date: February 16, 1964
Creator: Douglas
Item Type: Photograph

[DeLuxe Diner Building Fire]

Description: Photograph of a long, smoking, multi-story, brick building. On the ground, a fire engine is parked with its ladder extended towards the building and two firefighters stand next to a smaller ladder propped against the building. Streams of water spray the building from an unknown source behind the fire engine. There are several advertisement signs on the fence in front of the building. There is a handwritten note along the left border of the photo that reads, "See Over." On the back of the photograph are two stamps and extensive handwritten notes about the fire shown in the photo.
Date: July 23, 1961
Creator: Winfrey, Bill
Item Type: Photograph

[DeLuxe Diner Fire]

Description: Photograph of a long, smoking, multi-story, brick building. On the ground, firefighters spray three different streams of water at the building. A fire engine is parked in the street on the far left, and there are four ladders propped up against side of the building. There are several advertisement signs on side of the building and several fire hoses lying in the street. There is an identifier label on the back of the photograph.
Date: July 23, 1961
Item Type: Photograph

[Fighting a Fire at Texaco Refinery]

Description: Wide-shot photograph of firefighters in firefighting suits, on the ground and on a fire engine, spraying large streams of water at a fire just out of shot on the left. The fire engine has a water canon attached to the top of its cab, and there are two men with cameras standing on top of the fire engine. Civilians stand on the side of the scene and on a loading dock on the right, watching the firefighters work. There are circular metal structures, including one with a domed structure, in the background. On the back of the photograph are two stamps and handwritten notes giving information about the photo, as well as cropping dimensions.
Date: August 26, 1963
Item Type: Photograph
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[Fire on the Roof of a Building]

Description: Photograph of a partially obscured, smoking fire on top of a brick building. The building is part of a row of other brick buildings that are visible at the bottom of the photo, one of which has a sign reading, "Piccadilly Cafeteria." Along the face of the buildings, fire escape ladders and staircases are attached. On the back of the photograph are a red-bordered label with text stricken-out, red handwritten notes, and information about the photo.
Date: February 16, 1964
Creator: Douglas
Item Type: Photograph

[Fire Trucks Waiting at Love Field]

Description: Photograph of three fire trucks parked on Dallas Love Field Airport. Two firefighters can be seen sitting on top of the center truck. The note on the reverse side of the image states that the trucks were waiting for the arrival of the president's plane.
Date: November 22, 1963
Creator: Pace, Dean L.
Item Type: Photograph

[Firefighter Coiling a Fire Hose]

Description: Photograph of a firefighter (wearing a firefighting suit with the letters 'J' and 'L' on the right sleeve) bent over and recoiling a fire hose next to a large pile of wooden debris and a bright lamp. There are two ladders propped up against the side of the tall, multi-story building on the right. There is a fire-escape attached to the side of the building. In the background, another tall, multi-story building with many illuminated windows is barely visible in the dark. On the back of the photograph are two stamps and a handwritten note giving information about the photo.
Date: January 24, 1964
Creator: Young, John
Item Type: Photograph

[Firefighter Looks on as Smoke Billows]

Description: Photograph of a Dallas Fire Department firefighter looking on as a tall cloud of smoke billows from the top of the Edson of Texas pillow factory building. The firefighter is wearing a long jacket and standing on a fire engine that is parked facing left. The source of the smoke is somewhere on the roof of the brick building, however, smaller plumes of smoke rise from one of the windows. Partially obscured by the fire engine, another firefighter stands at the bottom of a ladder propped against the side of the building. An electrical pole and power lines - which are connected to the building - are visible between the building and the fire engine. On the back of the photograph are stamps, handwritten text, and a portion of a label giving information about the photograph.
Date: August 22, 1960
Creator: McCain, Charles
Item Type: Photograph
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[Firefighters at a Texhoma Store]

Description: Photograph of a Texhoma Department Store, whose large, floor-to-ceiling front windows have been blown out. A group of firefighters and people in winter jackets are clustered to the left, in front of the store, while another group of three firefighters stand to the right in front of the store. Two hoses lay uncoiled in the parking lot in front of the store. Inside the store and just outside the windows, debris and half-destroyed products are visible. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph giving the address of the store.
Date: December 28, 1961
Item Type: Photograph

[Firefighters at the 3100 Block of Knox Street]

Description: Photograph of firefighters and their equipment in the sidewalk and street in front of George's Cafe and the Knox St. Barber Shop on the 3100 block of Knox Street. There are three ladders propped up against the front of the cafe, and debris lines the sidewalk in front of the stores. Behind the buildings is a billboard for Motorola, while other shop fronts and watching bystanders are visible in the background. There is a telephone pole in front of the cafe that extends out of shot. On the back of the photograph are handwritten notes and a stamp giving information about the photo.
Date: June 20, 1961
Creator: Laird, Joe
Item Type: Photograph
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