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[Fire Drill Sign in Hallway]

Description: Photograph of a rectangular in the middle of the darkly-tiled floor of a hallway. The sign reads, "Fire Drills Are Life Savers, This Exit Blocked By Fire, Dallas Fire Department." There are two doors on the left wall of the hallway, and one door on the right wall. There are two sets of tall lockers in the wall on the left (on either side of the two doors) and one large set in the wall on the right. At the far end of the hallway is a large door and a wooden chair to the right of it.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Street View of Burning Neiman-Marcus]

Description: Photograph of two fire engines parked side by side in the street in front of a multi-story Neiman-Marcus, pouring from which are smoke and flames. The Neiman-Marcus building is surrounded on either side be more buildings (one on the very far left of the photo has a fire escape staircase along its front). On the ground, a small group of firefighters are gathered by a traffic light in front of the smaller building to the Neiman-Marcus's left. Beyond the two fire engines are another barely visible fire engine and a giant Santa Claus decoration in the middle of the street (the decoration is about 4 stories tall). On the back of the photograph are the remnants of a torn-off label, two faded stamps, and handwritten notes giving information about the fire.
Date: December 19, 1964
Creator: Hanson, Andy
Item Type: Photograph
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[Fire Engines Outside Burning Neiman-Marcus]

Description: Photograph of fire engines and large fire hoses in the street in front of a smoking, glowing Neiman-Marcus in Dallas. There is at least one uniformed firefighter spraying a hose at the building from the aerial platform of the closest fire engine. A large group of uniformed firefighters to the left of the fire engine, and a smaller group of firefighters in the background (further down the street). Two long ladders are visible beyond the aerial platform, with a large stream of water coming from the top of each ladder. There are Christmas decorations hanging from the streetlamps on either side of the street and strung between the buildings on either side of the street. On the back of the photograph are a torn-off identification label, a smudged stamp identifying the photograph, and handwritten notes giving information about the fire.
Date: December 19, 1964
Creator: Hanson, Andy
Item Type: Photograph
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[Fire-Damaged Clothes at Neiman-Marcus]

Description: Photograph of four clothing racks with a few hangers and clothing items, lined up horizontally. On the floor beneath the racks are piles of clothes, and behind the racks is a wall with a support column. In the background, on the left, are a partially visible door, a pot plant on the floor, and a blackened space obscured by the clothing racks. On the back of the photograph are a stamp, handwritten notes, and a label, all giving information about the photo.
Date: December 19, 1964
Creator: Russell, Russ
Item Type: Photograph
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[Smoke Billowing From Windows of Neiman-Marcus]

Description: Photograph of a close-up view of the top of the Neiman-Marcus building as smoke billows out of the top windows. On the left, a ladder extends up into one of the windows, and at the right-center, two fighters spray water at the building from an aerial platform. The aerial platform's crane arm read, "Dallas Fire Department," and extends out of shot on the right. On the back of the photograph are a torn-off label, a stamp identifying the photographer, and handwritten notes about the fire.
Date: December 19, 1964
Creator: Russell, Russ
Item Type: Photograph
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[Burnt Home-ware Section of Neiman-Marcus]

Description: Photograph of a a view down a row of fire-damaged and partially fire-damaged home-ware products in Neiman-Marcus. Some of the items include praying Buddha statues, vases, boxes, bowls, cabinets, urns, serving platters, wall art, knick-knacks, and more. Behind the shelves on the right is a staircase leading out of shot (towards the camera), and behind the products on the left is wall. The ceiling and staircase are damaged and peeling, and ash covers the floor. On the back of the photo is an identifier label, a stamp identifying the photographer, and a handwritten note that reads, "Fire- Neiman-Marcus Dec 19, 1964."
Date: December 19, 1964
Creator: Russell, Russ
Item Type: Photograph
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[Street Outside Dallas Federal Savings & Loan Fire]

Description: Downward view photograph of five fire engines, an ambulance, and a police car in the street to the right of the Dallas Federal Savings & Loan building (which is barely visible on the left). There are men in white hard-hats (and some wearing suits) standing on the sidewalk and street between the building and the emergency vehicles. The buildings and crowd of civilians watching the scene from down the street in the background are partially obscured by smoke. On the back of the photograph are two stamps giving information about the photographer and printer, as well as extensive handwritten notes about the fire.
Date: January 7, 1964
Creator: Winfrey, Bill
Item Type: Photograph
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[Dallas Fire Department Mobile Intensive Care Unit]

Description: Photograph of the right side of a white and yellow Dallas Fire Department Mobile Intensive Care Unit. The side of the ambulance reads, "Mobile Intensive Care Unit Dallas Fire Dept." There is a shadowy figure in the driver's seat. A residential neighborhood can be seen beyond some trees in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Donation of Portable Incubator]

Description: Photograph of five people standing around a portable incubator, alongside a brick building. From left to right they are: a man wearing a fire chief's uniform, holding a file; an older man in a medium-colored suit, also holding a file; a man in a light-colored suit, looking downwards; a woman with short hair, a skirt suit, and a scarf around her neck, in the middle of speaking; a man in a plaid suit, standing on the edge of a small ambulance dock with his arms crossed; and a man in a light-colored cardigan and patterned pants, also standing on the dock. The portable incubator is made out of plastic and is supported by a metal structure. Behind the group is a Dallas Fire Department ambulance, the back of which rests just above the dock ledge with the back door open. In the background, a sign on the side of the building reads, "Children's Medical Center Entrance." On the back of the photograph are a stamp and a label with handwritten notes with information about the photo.
Date: January 16, 1975
Item Type: Photograph

[Dallas Fire Department's Mobile Intensive Care Unit]

Description: Photograph of the right side of a white and yellow Dallas Fire Department Mobile Intensive Care Unit. The side of the ambulance reads, "Mobile Intensive Care Unit Dallas Fire Dept." There is a shadowy figure in the driver's seat. A residential neighborhood can be seen beyond some trees in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Dallas Fire Dept. Mobile Intensive Care Unit]

Description: Photograph of the right side of a white and yellow Dallas Fire Department Mobile Intensive Care Unit. The side of the ambulance reads, "Mobile Intensive Care Unit Dallas Fire Dept." A residential neighborhood and part of an apartment complex can be seen beyond some trees in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Paramedics Deliver a Baby]

Description: Photograph of two male Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedics lifting a metal, rolling gurney into the back of a white ambulance. The paramedics are wearing light blue, short-sleeved, collared shirts and dark blue pants. Their faces are turned away from the camera and their torsos obscure most of the patient on the gurney. Inside the ambulance, there are transparent cabinets filled with small blue organizing bins, visible on the left wall. There is a label on the back of the photograph with the photo title and date.
Date: July 1991
Item Type: Photograph

[Paramedics at Major Accident]

Description: Photograph of two male Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedics inside an ambulance with a patient. The paramedics both have light brown hair and mustaches, and are wearing light blue, short-sleeve, collared shirts with navy pants. The patient is strapped to a gurney on the left, while one paramedic sits behind the patient (near their head) and the other sits on a cushioned bench to the right. On the back wall of the ambulance, there are transparent cabinets with labelled blue organizers, medical equipment, and a fire extinguisher. There are two labels on the back of the photograph: one with the photo's title and date, and the other identifying the photographer.
Date: July 1991
Creator: Garcia, Carolyn S.
Item Type: Photograph

[Paramedics at Major Accident]

Description: Photograph of two male Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedics inside an ambulance with a patient. The paramedics both have light brown hair and mustaches, and are wearing light blue, short-sleeve, collared shirts with navy pants. The patient, wearing blue-green pans and and holding a navy bag, is strapped to a gurney on the left. One paramedic sits behind the patient, unrolling tape, and the other sits on a cushioned bench to the right, holding a clipboard. On the back wall of the ambulance, there are transparent cabinets with labelled blue organizers, medical equipment, and a fire extinguisher. There is a label on the back of the photograph the photo's title and date.
Date: July 1991
Item Type: Photograph

[Dallas Morning News Reporter Interview Paramedics]

Description: Photograph of two Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedics (Parke Mainz and James Landers) in casual uniform standing with a reporter inside a dinghy white room. The reporter is holding a small notepad, pen, and electrical device. Behind them is an open, small white door (the interior of which is concealed by the men) and a large open doorway leading outside, where the brick exterior of the building is just barely visible. There is a window in the wall to their right. There are two labels on the back of the photograph giving information about the photo, including one that reads, "711 Paramedics Parke Mainz and James Landers talk with a Dallas Morning News Reporter.
Date: unknown
Creator: Garcia, Carolyn S.
Item Type: Photograph

[Small Bus Inside Garage]

Description: Photograph of a small bus - with no doors and several missing windows - parked in large, dimly lit garage. There are three tables with various spray cans and other tools in front of the bus, and a stack of upholstered seats to the right of the bus. There are tall lockers along the back wall, and long light fixtures hanging from the ceiling. In the background of the garage are large, shadowed metal structures.There is a stamp on the back of the photograph with the date the photo was taken.
Date: January 28, 1974
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial Lift Crane Used to Reach Sky Tram Car]

Description: Upward angle photograph of a firefighter (in casual uniform) standing in the bucket of a firefighting aerial lift crane that has been extended into the air. The bucket is just beneath and to the side of an orange and white sky tram car, still attached to the tram cable. Another sky tram car hangs on the right, attached to a parallel cable. The top of a tree can be partially seen just below the crane, and in the background, a large white cloud covers most of a blue sky. On the back of the photograph is a red ink stamp giving information about the photo.
Date: August 21, 1979
Creator: Spainhouer
Item Type: Photograph
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[Aerial Lift Crane Reaching Towards Sky Tram Car]

Description: Upward angle photograph of a firefighter (in casual uniform) standing in the bucket of a firefighting aerial lift crane that has been extended into the air. The bucket is just beneath and to the side of an orange and white sky tram car, still attached to the tram cable. Another sky tram car hangs on the right, attached to a parallel cable. The top of a tree can be partially seen just below the crane, and in the background, a large white cloud covers most of a blue sky. On the back of the photograph is a red ink stamp giving information about the photo.
Date: August 21, 1979
Creator: Spainhouer
Item Type: Photograph
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[Firefighters Rescue Sky Tram Rider at the Fair]

Description: Upwards angle photograph of two firefighters climbing up a long, extending rescue ladder to a blue and grey sky tram car suspended from a wire cable. One firefighter is at the top of the ladder, helping a woman descend the ladder, while the other firefighter is still climbing near the bottom of the ladder. The firefighters are both wearing blue polo shirts and dark-colored pants. The sky covers the entire background. On the back of the photograph is a red ink stamp giving information about the photograph.
Date: August 21, 1979
Creator: Spainhouer
Item Type: Photograph
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[Aerial Lift Crane Rescue at State Fair of Texas]

Description: Photograph of an aerial lift fire engine parked in the lane of between two rows of red and white striped carnival game booths. The firefighter in the crane's bucket is right beside one of many sky tram cars suspended in the air by two parallel cables, several of which still have people inside. Three firefighters, two police officers and some civilians stand around the yellow fire engine, and further down the lane, a long ladder has been extended up to another tram car. In the background, more of the fair can be seen, along with the back of a giant statue of a cowboy (Big Tex).On the back of the photograph is a red ink stamp giving information about the photograph.
Date: August 21, 1979
Creator: Spainhouer
Item Type: Photograph
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[Sky Tram Car in a Fair Games Booth]

Description: A close-up photograph of a sky tram car, laying on its side in the middle of a red and white striped carnival game tent. The white top of the sky tram is heavily scratched and dented, and the tram's cable is still threaded through the car's wheels. The car rests on top of orange, metal lane-dividers that are part of the booth's game. Another booth is partially visible on the other side of the left tent wall. On the back of the photograph is a red ink stamp giving information about the photo.
Date: August 21, 1979
Creator: Spainhouer
Item Type: Photograph
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[Broken Sky Tram Car On Top of Carnival Tent]

Description: Photograph of a scraped sky tram car on top of a red and white striped awning of a carnival booth. Four men stand in front of the booth's tent, and in the distant background, a helicopter can be seen in the sky. One of the men is holding a thin coil of rope and there is a yellow ladder beyond the group. There are two separate carnival booths in the tent., both of which have various toy prizes (including large, smiling, stuffed bananas). On the back of the photograph is a red ink stamp giving information about the photo.
Date: August 21, 1979
Creator: Spainhouer
Item Type: Photograph
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[Sky Tram Car Inside of a Fair Games Booth]

Description: A close-up photograph of a sky tram car, laying on its side in the middle of a red and white striped skee ball games tent. The white top of the sky tram is heavily scratched and dented, and the tram's cable is still threaded through the car's wheels. The car rests on top of orange, metal lane-dividers of the skee ball game. There is debris from the tent roof on the ground in front of the booth. On the back of the photograph is a red ink stamp giving information about the photo.
Date: August 21, 1979
Creator: Spainhouer
Item Type: Photograph
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[State Fair of Texas Sky Tram Rescue]

Description: Photograph of a yellow fire engine with a long extension ladder that is reaching up to a yellow and grey sky tram car suspended from one of two parallel wire cables (which can be seen stretched horizontally across the top of the photo). There are two firefighters in casual uniform (blue polo shirt and dark-colored pants) climbing down the very bottom of the ladder. On the ground (from left to right) there is a crowd of onlookers to the left, three police officers and at least five firefighters, two park police cars, and a news van. In the background, the Texas Hall of State (a multi-story, cream colored stone building) can be seen on the left, and the huge cowboy statue, "Big Tex," can be seen on the right. On the back of the photograph is a red ink stamp giving information about the photo.
Date: August 21, 1979
Creator: Spainhouer
Item Type: Photograph
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