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[Firefighters Climb Fire Engine Ladder]

Description: Photograph of two firefighters climbing a fire engine ladder while two firefighters stand on the the fire engine below - three of the firefighters are waving to the photographer. The truck sits in the driveway of Dallas Fire Station 34, a one-story brick building with two visible garage doors. The street is visible in the foreground. There is printed information about the photograph on the back.
Date: March 25, 1971
Creator: Brock, Charles W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Firefighters Climb Ladder Onto Roof of Smoking Building]

Description: Photograph of a firefighter climbing up a ladder onto the roof of a smoking building, where three other firefighters are waiting. Three fire hoses are draped over the side of the building and back down to one of the fire engines parked in the street. The other fire engine is only partially visible on the right. Smoke obscures the sky above the building. On the back of the photograph are two labels and a stamp with information about the photo.
Date: January 30, 1962
Creator: Allen, Willie
Item Type: Photograph

[Firefighters Eating Burgers at Station 36B]

Description: Photograph of four firefighters eating burgers at a picnic-style table inside Station 36B. From left to right, the firefighters are: J.A. Roberts, Captain R. L. Bickley, J.D. Speak, and Wayne Wilkins. They are seated in front of three large windows covered by Venetian blinds. There is an embossed stamp on the bottom left of the photo. On the back of the photograph are a label with an identifier, a stamp with information about the photo, and handwritten notes identifying the firefighters.
Date: December 17, 1968
Creator: Brock, Charles W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Firefighters Fight Love Field Hangar Fire]

Description: 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.
Date: July 5, 1960
Item Type: Photograph
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[Firefighters Hose Down an Unfinished Building]

Description: Photograph of two firefighters on two ladders, using hoses to spray a multi-story, unfinished building. The heads and shoulders of two more firefighters are visible at the bottom of the photograph, and a man in khakis crouches in front of the closest ladder. The background and the top left portion of the building is obscured by smoke. On the back of the photograph is a label, a handwritten note, and two stamps giving information about the photo.
Date: June 19, 1964
Item Type: Photograph

[Firefighters Hosing Down a Burning Building]

Description: Photograph of a burning, smoking, brick building, connected to other, similar brick buildings in a U-shape. A firefighter standing on some sort of platform from across the courtyard sprays the top of the burning building. The entire scene is hazy with smoke, but two chimneys on the burning building are visible. On the bottom border of the photograph is the embossed name of the photographer.
Date: unknown
Creator: Martin, Linwood J.
Item Type: Photograph

[Firefighters Spray Down Smoking Building From Above]

Description: Photograph of five firefighters hosing down a smoking building. One firefighter, in a bucket connected to a large metal arm, sprays water from above, while three on the ground (their backs to the camera) point another hose at the building. On the right side of the photo, another firefighter crouches with a hose that is not yet turned on. Another building is just barely visible on the left side of the photograph. On the back of the photograph are a stamp with identifier information and extensive handwritten notes on the fire in the photo.
Date: August 29, 1963
Item Type: Photograph
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[Firefighters Spray Down Unfinished Courthouse]

Description: Extremely wide shot photograph of firefighters hosing down an unfinished courthouse building. The firefighters stand at the top of two long ladders, extending from fire engines parked in the street next to the construction site. A hose snakes along the street towards the truck and there is a large pool of water in the street. In the background, another building is visible, and on the far right of the photo, a small portion of the buildings lining the street can be seen. On the back of the photograph are a stamp with information on the photo, handwritten notes, and cropping instructions.
Date: June 19, 1969
Item Type: Photograph

[Firefighters Stand in Front of Fire Engine]

Description: Photograph of five uniformed firefighters standing in a line in front of a fire engine. From left to right, the firefighters are: Edwards, Sullivan, Allen, Hendrix, and Lieutenant Owens. In the background, several business signs are visible, including some for Mobilgas and Mobiloil. A firefighting helmet hangs from the side of the fire engine. There are also cars parked along a street in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Firefighters Standing in Front of Fire Engine]

Description: Photograph of five uniformed firefighters standing in a line in front of a fire engine. From left to right, the firefighters are: Edwards, Sullivan, Allen, Hendrix, and Lieutenant Owens. In the background, several business signs are visible, and there are cars parked along a street. There are two small holes in the top of the photograph, one on the top left and one on the top right. There is a yellow sticky note on the back of the photograph identifying the firefighters in the photo and noting that there are two copies of the photo.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[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.
Date: April 12, 1961
Item Type: Photograph
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[Firefighters Clean Up Debris After a Blast]

Description: Photograph of firefighters and other men cleaning up debris outside a white, wood-paneled house. Through one of the blasted-out windows, other men can be seen working inside the house. The three firefighters working outside the house are wearing gloves and are handling charred fabric and two pieces of furniture. Another man looks into the house through the far left window and a young boy watches from the far right. On the back of the photograph are two labels and two stamps giving information about the photo, including the date.
Date: September 19, 1960
Creator: McCain, Charles
Item Type: Photograph

[Firefighter's Ladder Extending Towards Smoking Building on Pacific and Griffin]

Description: Wide-shot photograph of a smoking, multi-story, brick building on the corner of Pacific and Griffin. A fire engine ladder extends up towards the building from a fire engine just out of shot on the left, and smaller ladders are propped up against the building from the ground. Hoses lay on the ground in the street in front of the building, all leading towards the firefighters. Beyond the smoking building, in the background on the left, another building is partially visible. On the back of the photograph is a handwritten note identifying the printer and the date.
Date: January 29, 1961
Item Type: Photograph

[Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce Breaking Ground]

Description: Photograph of eight men in suits, coats, and hard hats at a ground breaking ceremony on an empty dirt lot. The men are standing on a platform of wooden planks, and one of the men is standing at a short podium on a small table. There are nine shovels propped up against the table. In the background, leafless trees, power lines, and the tops of buildings are partially visible. On the back of the photograph is an identifier stamp with the date typewritten.
Date: January 24, 1975
Item Type: Photograph

[Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce Breaks Ground]

Description: Photograph of eight men in suits, coats, and hard hats at a ground breaking ceremony on an empty dirt lot. The men are standing on a long platform of wooden planks, and one of the men is standing at a short podium on a small table covered by a red tablecloth. Two small speakers sit on either end of the platform There are nine shovels propped up against the table. In the background, leafless trees, power lines, and the tops of buildings are partially visible. On the back of the photograph is an identifier stamp with the date typewritten.
Date: January 24, 1975
Item Type: Photograph

[Rescuers in Rubble of 2 Alarm Explosion]

Description: Photograph of a large group of firefighters, police officers, and men in suits standing in the brick and cinder-block rubble of a destroyed building. In the center, two men in suits and two firefighters carry a gurney with a bundle of cloth on it. In the background, another building is visible beyond the remaining corner of the destroyed building. News reporters with handheld cameras stand at the back left of the group. On the back of the photograph are two labels (one partially torn off), two stamps, and handwritten notes giving information about the photo.
Date: December 1, 1961
Creator: Fisher, Pete
Item Type: Photograph

[Truck Shop Crew Members and Fire Engine]

Description: Photograph of six fire truck shop crew members standing in a line in front of a fire engine. From left to right, the crew members are: Towers, Martin, Redwine, Lattimer, Collier, and Hahnl. The fire engine is parked facing left, in a street in front of an empty, grassy, fenced-in lot with trees and shrubs. In the background, there are buildings and houses surrounding the lot. On the back of the photograph is a yellow sticky note with information about the photo.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Four Men Breaking Ground]

Description: Photograph of four men wearing suits, ties, and hard hats at a construction site - one man is in uniform. Each man is holding a shovel, and directly behind them and to the left, a small portion of the back of a fire engine is visible. Another shovel is propped up against a table to their right. In the background, there are several cars, a brick building, trees, and telephone poles.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Group of People in front of Station 57]

Description: Photograph of thirty people (some of which are firefighters) standing in front of Dallas Fire Station 57. The station is a one-story, light-colored brick building - the station's sign is partially visible on the left.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Horse-Drawn Fire Engine In Front of Station 4]

Description: Photograph of a horse-drawn fire engine and eight firefighters in the street in front of a multi-story fire station whose sign reads, "No 4 Engine Company." Two firefighters stand in front of the fire engine, one firefighter sits in the driver's seat, holding the reins to two horses, and five firefighters stand in front of one of two garage doors. On the back of the photograph are a label and handwritten notes giving information about the photo, who donated it, and identifying the driver as "Clarence A. Poynter."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Man Standing In Rubble of Burned Kessler Theatre]

Description: Photograph of a man standing in the rubble of the Kessler Theatre in Dallas after a fire destroyed it. He is smiling and leaning against a podium-like box. The roof to the theatre is gone, but there are still audience seats left, visible in the far background. A man in a long coat and hat is also visible in the far background. On the back of the photograph are two stamps and handwritten notes giving information about the photograph.
Date: February 23, 1962
Creator: Mazziotta, John
Item Type: Photograph
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[Two Firefighters Hosing Down a Fire]

Description: Photograph of a Dallas Love Field fire engine and two firefighters in firefighting suits pointing a running fire hose at a large fire. On top of the engine, a fireman operates a small canon shooting foam at the blaze. A large, black cloud of smoke is visible beyond the truck, rising from the fire. On the back of the photograph are notes about the photograph, handwritten in pencil and red ink.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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[Two-Story Building on Fire]

Description: Photograph of a two-story building engulfed in fire and smoke. The fire inside can be seen through the building's many windows. In front of the building, several firefighters are silhouetted, pointing hoses at the building. Power lines criss-cross the top of the shot. On the back of the photograph are handwritten notes, a large brown stain, and a portion.
Date: July 23, 1961
Item Type: Photograph

[Yellow Fire Engine In the City]

Description: Photograph of a side-view of a yellow, Dallas Fire Department Station 18 fire engine. The truck is parked in front of a long, brown brick, one-story building. In the background, there are two white towers, one of which extends out of shot. A street is visible in front of the small, narrow parking lot where the engine is parked. There are two stamps on the back of the photograph with identifier information, the date, and information about the photo's printer that has been smudged beyond readability.
Date: January 14, 1976
Item Type: Photograph