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[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

[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 County Courthouse Construction]

Description: Photograph of the metal frame of the unfinished, multi-story Dallas County Courthouse. From out of shot on the left, a stream of water is directed at the building. Inside the framework, two staircases going up the whole building are visible. On the back of the photograph is a handwritten note identifying the building as the Dallas County Courthouse and giving the date.
Date: June 19, 1964
Item Type: Photograph
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[Firefighters Fight Fire at Superior Bowling Lanes]

Description: Photograph of a close-up view of the front of Superior Bowling Lanes as it smokes. In the foreground, the top of a fire engine, with "Dallas Fire Dept." on the side, is visible. On an aerial platform in the right background, two firefighters spray a hose into a window of the building. On the back of the photograph are handwritten notes giving the Superior Bowling Lanes' address and the date.
Date: April 9, 1964
Item Type: Photograph

[Smoking Roof of Superior Bowling Lanes Building]

Description: Photograph of the roof of Superior Bowling Lanes (a one-story, light-colored cinder-block building), which is partially obscured by smoke. A large ventilation unit sits on the roof, and an electrical pole stands on the left, connected to the building by four long wires. On the back of the photograph are notes giving the address of Superior Bowling Lanes and the date of the fire, in handwritten blue ink.
Date: April 9, 1964
Item Type: Photograph

[Firefighter Standing in Lot Behind Superior Bowling Lanes]

Description: Photograph of a uniformed firefighter standing in a bare, dirt lot behind Superior Bowling Lanes (a one-story, light-colored cinder-block building). The firefighter is wearing glasses and is looking at something out of shot on the left. Partially visible through the smoke above the building, a stream of water is directed at smoke from an aerial platform that extends up and out of shot. Beyond the building, on the right, a one-story house is visible through the smoke. On the back of the photograph are notes giving the location and date of the fire in handwritten blue ink.
Date: April 9, 1964
Item Type: Photograph

[Firefighters Use Aerial Platforms to Firefight]

Description: Photograph of a street view of two fire engines (one on the left, partially obscured by a brick building on the left, and another in the center) with their aerial platforms extended towards a smoking brick building in the center background. Two firefighters stand on the platform in the center, and at least one firefighter stands on the other platform. On the ground, other firefighters, another fire engine, and two emergency trucks are visible. The smoking building is connected to other buildings on either side, which are obscured by buildings on either side of the street in the middle ground. On the back of the photograph are a red-bordered label with text crossed out, handwritten notes, and information about the photo.
Date: February 16, 1964
Creator: Douglas
Item Type: Photograph

[Inside a Fire Damaged Multi-Story Building]

Description: Photograph of the inside of a burnt out multi-story building, taken from the bottom floor. Windows from the two floors above are visible on the brick walls, along with hanging wires and fixtures. A man in a cap stands in front of a huge pile of large, charred debris, while another man operates a shoveling machine just beyond him. On the back of the photograph are handwritten notes and information about the photo.
Date: March 5, 1964
Item Type: Photograph

[Firefighters Hose Down Smoking Building From Above]

Description: Photograph of two firefighters on an aerial platform, using firefighting hoses to spray water into dark clouds of smoke above a building. The building has a semi-circle striped awning, with the numbers "1417" on it, and a traffic light pole in front of and to the left of the awning. Beyond the aerial platform crane arm, a sign reading "Piccadilly Cafeteria" is partially visible through the smoke, along with another building. The top of the fire engine attached to the aerial platform and two more firefighters are partially visible along the bottom of the photo. On the back of the photograph are a red-bordered label, handwritten notes, and information about the photo.
Date: February 16, 1964
Creator: Douglas
Item Type: Photograph

[Crowd Watches Smoking Neiman-Marcus Building]

Description: Photograph of a crowd of people watching smoke billow from the fifth floor windows of the Neiman-Marcus building across the street. A long ladder extends from a fire engine on the ground (partially visible beyond the crowd) up to the smoking windows. An aerial platform reaches up to another building beside the Neiman-Marcus. There are Christmas decorations hanging from the lamppost next to the onlookers and strung between the Neiman-Marcus 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, a stamp identifying the photographer, and a handwritten note that reads: "On - Lookers -"
Date: December 19, 1964
Creator: Russell, Russ
Item Type: Photograph
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