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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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[State Fair of Texas Sky Tram Rescue]

Description: Photograph of a yellow fire engine with a long extension ladder that is reaching up to one of two sky tram cars. Each tram car is suspended from a parallel wire cable, both of which can be seen stretched horizontally across the top of the photo, and there are two people in each car. Two firefighters in casual uniform (blue polo shirt and dark-colored pants) climb the ladder - one on the middle of the ladder, and the other at the very top. On the ground there is a crowd of onlookers to the left, three police officers (one of whom is running off to the right) and several firefighters in the middle, a police car at the bottom left, and a news van just beyond the police car. In the background, the Texas Hall of State (a multi-story, cream colored stone building) can be seen on the left, and on the right is the huge cowboy statue, "Big Tex".
Date: August 21, 1979
Creator: Spainhouer
Item Type: Photograph
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[Fallen Sky Tram Cars in Games Booths]

Description: Photograph of the front of a row of red and white-striped tents supported by metal frames. A white and red sky tram car is laying on its side on top of the middle booth, and another sky tram car laying on its side inside the booth on the left- on top of the metal lane dividers of a skee ball game. Toy prizes (including large, yellow, stuffed bananas with smiling faces) can be seen on the walls inside the middle and left booths.There is a tall, yellow, folding ladder under the middle tent, debris and a large bundle of rope on the ground in front of the booths, and a helicopter in the sky in the distant background. On the back of the photograph is a red ink stamp with information about the photograph.
Date: August 21, 1979
Creator: Spainhouer
Item Type: Photograph
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[Firefighters and Girl Climbing Down Rescue Ladder]

Description: Photograph of two firefighters (in casual uniform) and a girl in a pink shirt climbing down a fire rescue ladder (which extends out of view at the top right corner of the photo). In the dark night sky, an orange and white sky tram car is visible. Below the ladder are red and white striped tent awnings. The top of the fire engine supporting the rescue ladder is barely visible at the bottom of the photo. 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 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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[Fallen Sky Tram Cars in Fair Games Booths]

Description: Photograph of the front of a row of red and white-striped tents supported by metal frames. A white and red sky tram car is laying on its side on top of the middle booth, and another sky tram car laying on its side inside the booth on the left- on top of the metal lane dividers of a skee ball game. Toy prizes (including large, yellow, stuffed bananas with smiling faces) can be seen on the walls inside the middle and left booths.There is a tall, yellow, folding ladder under the middle tent, debris and a large bundle of rope on the ground in front of the booths, and a helicopter in the sky in the distant background. On the back of the photograph is a red ink stamp with information about the photograph.
Date: August 21, 1979
Item Type: Photograph
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[Civilian receives lifesaving award]

Description: Photograph of a male civilian standing with seven members of the Dallas Fire Department's Station 11, including the fire chief. The civilian, who has dark, curly hair and mustache, is to the right of the fire chief. The chief is wearing a formal uniform and holding a certificate. The firefighters surround them on either side and behind them. On the side of the ambulance behind the group of men is text reading, "Dallas Fire Department." There is a label on the back of the photograph with information about the photo.
Date: January 1992
Creator: Garcia, Carolyn S.
Item Type: Photograph

[Chest Pains Call]

Description: Photograph of three Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedics pulling a woman on a gurney. The woman (facing away from the camera) is wearing slippers and is strapped to the gurney sitting up. One of paramedics is standing at the head of the gurney, another is standing on the left side (on the other side of the gurney) of the woman, and the other paramedic is holding onto the foot of the gurney (most of his body is obscured by the wall of a brick building. There is a large metal unit, and a grassy area with trees. There is a label on the back of the photograph with the photo's title and date.
Date: July 1991
Creator: Garcia, Carolyn S.
Item Type: Photograph

[Black Smoke Billowing From Burning Fence]

Description: Photograph of huge, black clouds of smoke billowing from a burning fence. In front of the burning fence is a short length of scrub grass, and at the foreground, there is a chain-link fence with barbed-wire on top.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Firefighters Climb Into Fire-Damaged Medical Arts Building]

Description: Photograph of firefighters inside the second-story of the fire-damaged, gaping side of the Medical Arts Building. A firefighter on the ground holds one of two tall ladders propped up against the exposed second-story floor. Two large, burnt piles of rubble sit on either side of the ladders, and there are several firefighting hoses lying coiled in the foreground. A man wearing a white coat and white hard-hat stands behind the ladder on the left, just inside the building. On the back of the photograph are extensive notes about the fire that damaged the building, a portion of a torn-off label, and a stamp identifying the photographer.
Date: January 24, 1964
Creator: Hanson, Andy
Item Type: Photograph

[Emergency Vehicles Outside Medical Arts Hospital]

Description: Photograph of six vehicles (facing left) in front of the Medical Arts Hospital, a stone and brick building that is more than six stories tall and has many windows. The name of the hospital is visible above the large entrance. A group of people, mostly civilians, line the sidewalk in front of the entrance to the building. Five of the six vehicles have lights on the roofs, and on the back of the sixth car (in the middle of the group of cars), a door on the back of the vehicle hangs open. On the back of the photograph is part of a torn off label with information about the photo, and handwritten text partially visible beneath the label.
Date: January 24, 1964
Item Type: Photograph

[Destroyed Mobile Home]

Description: Photograph of a destroyed mobile home - the wrecked frame of the vehicle parked between two other, intact mobile homes. All three vehicles are in front of a large garage with two doors, just visible beyond the far mobile home. A man in blue jeans and a blue and white plaid shirt stands in the debris (including large square pillow, pieces of the outer shell of the vehicle, and some electronic parts) just in front of the destroyed mobile home frame. Another person in orange bell-bottom pants is partially visible beyond the mobile home. On the back of the photograph are two stamps with information about the photographer, the printer, and the date of the photographer.
Date: July 7, 1976
Creator: Myers
Item Type: Photograph

[Neiman-Marcus Fire, North Side Street View]

Description: Photograph of a street view of the north side of Neiman-Marcus, with more buildings visible in the background. The fire inside is visible through the windows on the left and the display windows on the ground. On the fifth floor, the fire has burst out of one of the windows. On the ground, two small ladders are propped up against the building and one firefighter stands on the left while another stands further down the street, on the right. There are Christmas decorations hanging from the lampposts and strung between the Neiman-Marcus building and the building across the street (which is out of shot on the right). On the back of the photograph are a torn-off label, an unreadable stamp, and handwritten notes giving information about the photo.
Date: December 19, 1964
Item Type: Photograph
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[Aerial Lift Rescue at a Sky Tram]

Description: Photograph of an aerial lift firefighting crane, the bucket of which is positioned next to a Sky Tram car suspended in the night sky. To the right of the yellow, aerial lift firefighting engine is a white, two-story building with palm trees next to it. To the left of engine is a medical tent, a small grey vehicle, a tall flagpole (with a GMC Trucks flag), and two emergency officers (one in a light blue shirt and one in a dark blue shirt). Four people, their faces turned away from the camera, stand underneath the awning of the building to the right. 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 Rescue of a Sky Tram]

Description: Photograph of an aerial lift firefighting crane, the bucket of which is positioned next to a Sky Tram car suspended in the night sky. To the right of the yellow, aerial lift firefighting engine is a white, two-story building with palm trees next to it. To the left of engine is a medical tent, a small grey vehicle, a tall flagpole (with a GMC Trucks flag), and two emergency officers (one in a light blue shirt and one in a dark blue shirt). Four people, their faces turned away from the camera, stand underneath the awning of the building to the right. 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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[Paramedics Deliver a Baby]

Description: Photograph of a male Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedic lifting a metal, rolling gurney into the back of a white ambulance. The paramedic has short, dark hair and is wearing a light blue, short-sleeved, collared shirt with a "Dallas Fire Dept." patch on the left sleeve. The patient on the gurney is covered with a blue sheet (her left arm is slightly visible through a gap in the sheet) and held down by two straps. Inside the ambulance, there are transparent cabinets filled with small blue organizing bins, visible on the left wall, along with medical equipment. There is a label on the back of the photograph with the photo title and date.
Date: July 1991
Item Type: Photograph

[Civilian receives lifesaving award]

Description: Photograph of a male civilian standing with eight members of the Dallas Fire Department's Station 11, including the fire chief. The civilian, who has dark, curly hair and mustache, is shaking hands with the chief. The chief (who is to the left of the civilian), wearing a formal uniform, is handing a certificate to the civilian. The firefighters surround them on either side and behind them. On the side of the ambulance behind the group of men is text reading, "Dallas Fire Department." There is a label on the back of the photograph with information about the photo.
Date: January 1992
Item Type: Photograph

[Chest Pains Call]

Description: Photograph of a Dallas Fire Department paramedic with a rolling, metal gurney in front of an ambulance. Beyond the gurney, on the left, is another paramedic, facing away from the camera. The back right door of the ambulance is open, and there is text above the back door that reads "Dallas 32." There are two labels on the back giving information about the photo.
Date: July 1991
Creator: Garcia, Carolyn S.
Item Type: Photograph

[Paramedics at Major Accident]

Description: Photograph of two Dallas Fire-Rescue EMTs next to the hood of a vehicle. The female EMT on the left is writing on something against the car, while the EMT on the right is flipping through some papers. Three children can be seen between the two EMTs (two girls and one boy), and beyond the children, an African-America police officer stands watching. The car is parked on a dirt road next to a large grassy field. In the background, a residential neighborhood and a billboard for tax refunds are visible. There is a label on the back of the photograph with the photo's title and date.
Date: July 1991
Item Type: Photograph

[Paramedics at Major Accident]

Description: Photograph of a female Dallas Fire-Rescue EMT writing in a clipboard binder against the hood and front window of a vehicle. Her name tag reads, "Raysby." Behind her is a woman wearing a large t-shirt with a teddy bear on it, and on the other side of the woman is a little boy. The background, a large grassy field, is not in focus. There is a label on the photograph with the photo's title and date.
Date: July 1991
Item Type: Photograph

[Chest Pains Call]

Description: Photograph of two male Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedics in front of an ambulance, standing at either end of a metal gurney. The paramedic on the left (facing away from the camera) has light-colored hair and the other paramedic on the right (facing the camera) has short dark hair. In the background, a flat, concrete area, a grassy area with bushes and trees, and the back of a station wagon are visible.The ambulance's back door is open, and above the doors is text reading "Dallas 32." There is a label on the back of the photograph with the photo's title and date.
Date: July 1991
Item Type: Photograph