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[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

[Two Fire Trucks at Station 4]

Description: Photograph of two fire engines in the driveway and street in front of Dallas Fire Station 4. The station is a two-story brick building with two garage doors, and is surrounded by other brick buildings (including an auto parts store on the left). Five firefighters in uniform are sitting or standing on the fire engine on the left, and eight firefighters are sitting or standing on the fire engine on the right. There is a sticker on the back giving information about the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Row of Firefighters in Front of Smoking Building]

Description: Photograph of a row of uniformed Dallas Fire Department firefighters (two of which are wearing light-colored uniforms and white helmets) facing a row of smoking brick buildings, one of which bears the sign "Prime Steaks - Barbecue." There are metal ladders and fire escape staircases mounted to the front of the buildings. Two fire engines are partially visible on the right and a firefighter on an aerial platform is visible in the top left of the photo. Two men in civilian clothes stand behind the firefighters, amidst a pile of the fire hoses some of the firefighters are using to spray down the building. On the back of the photograph are a red-bordered label with text stricken out, red, handwritten text in the upper right corner, and information about the photo.
Date: February 16, 1964
Creator: Douglas
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

[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

[Firefighters Use Aerial Platform to Hose Down Building]

Description: Photograph of uniformed firefighters spraying water hoses at a smoking building - from the ground and from an aerial platform. Much of the building is obscured by smoke and darkness, but part of a sign for a barbecue restaurant is partially visible. Some of the firefighters' names are visible or partially visible on the backs of their firefighting jackets. The back of the aerial platform fire engine is partially visible on the left and there are coils of fire hoses in the street in front of it. On the back of the photograph are a red-bordered label, a small number "8" handwritten in red ink in the top right corner, and information about the photo.
Date: February 16, 1964
Creator: Douglas
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[Inside a Fire Damaged Building]

Description: Photograph of the inside of a burned and collapsing building. Wooden slats and beams dangle from above, and ash, burned rubble and wooden boards cover the floor in piles. On the left, a decorative metal panel hangs out from the wall, and on the right, the dark tiled wall is missing many tiles. In the distant background, a man is standing with his back to the camera. On the back of the photograph is a red-bordered label with text stricken out, handwritten notes, and information about the photo.
Date: February 21, 1964
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

[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

[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

[Firemen in Parade]

Description: Photograph of crowds gathering on the streets to see a parade float drawn by a team of four horses.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Firemen at Stairway]

Description: Photograph of two rows of men wearing black uniforms with silver buttons and badges at the foot of a stairway.
Date: November 21, 1978
Item Type: Photograph

[Firemen Banquet]

Description: Photograph of a large group of men seated around a table set with dishes and flowers. These are the firemen of Central Station during 1906 or 1908.
Date: 1908~
Item Type: Photograph

[Firemen in Doorway]

Description: Photograph of two firemen in full uniform leading a hose through a brick doorway while a man oversees with a radio.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Fire at Travis School]

Description: Photograph of smoke flowing from a window on the second story of the Travis school, while three firemen scale a ladder to the rooftop.
Date: April 21, 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[Engine #26 "Mack"]

Description: Photograph of nine men wearing white shirts, black ties, and firemen hats on an older fire truck engine known as # 26 or as "Mack."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph