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[Firefighters Clean Up Rubble at Cabana Motor Hotel]

Description: Photograph of five firefighters in firefighting suits, facing towards the camera and looking down, walking in dark, wet ash and rubble on a rooftop. Two of the firefighters are spraying water from a fire hose into a small wheelbarrow, and another firefighter is carrying a small ax. One of the other two firefighters is wearing a light-colored firefighting suit. The buildings of the Dallas city-skyline are visible in the background, and a man in plainclothes is visible beyond the firefighter on the far left. On the back of the photograph are two labels, a stamp, and handwritten notes giving information about the photo.
Date: June 22, 1962
Creator: Allen, William
Item Type: Photograph
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[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[Firefighters Use Hoses to Extinguish Burning Barbecue Restaurant]

Description: Photograph of six firefighters using fire hoses to spray water at a barbecue restaurant that is mostly obscured by smoke. The firefighters' names are on the backs of their jackets, and one of the firefighters carries a small tank strapped to his back. The restaurant has a sign that says "Barbecue," and a striped awning with the restaurant's street address on it. In the background are a metal fire-escape and another building. On the back of the photograph are a label and an information stamp filled in with handwritten notes.
Date: February 16, 1964
Creator: Douglas
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

[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

[Firefighters Battle Casa Avila Furniture Store Fire]

Description: Photograph of firefighters trying to extinguish a long, light-colored brick building with large front windows that is on fire. Three firefighters are crouched on the left, spraying water into the far left window, three are standing inside the building, spraying water into center window of the building, while four more firefighters spray two hoses at the building. Three firefighters on the right are also spraying the fire and the others are standing around on the right. There is a sign on top of the building, but it's obscured by a black, cloudy stain in the top right corner of the photo.On the back of the photograph are two labels (one partially torn off), two stamps, and handwritten notes giving information about the photo
Date: November 14, 1962
Creator: Flynn, Johnny
Item Type: Photograph
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[Firefighters Hosing Down Burning Tires]

Description: Wide-shot photograph of four firefighters in firefighting suits, hosing down burning tires on the left. Two of the firefighters hold one hose while the other two hold another hose, pointed at a spot farther away. A large tree stands just beyond the farthest firefighters, and there are more trees barely visible in the background. There are a few stacks of tires obscuring the closest firefighters and much of the background on the left is obscured by smoke. On the back of the photograph are a label and two stamps giving information about the photo, including the photographer and date.
Date: January 20, 1960
Creator: Flynn, Johnny
Item Type: Photograph

[Chef Observes Damage to Burnt Cabinets]

Description: Photograph of a man in a chef's toque and uniform kneeling down beside a burnt and charred counter. His right hand rests on a pile of ash on top of the counter, and he's looking at a smoky wine glass on the counter. The cabinet doors under the counter and falling apart and falling off the the hinges. The floor beneath the man's feet is covered in ashes. On the back of the photograph are two stamps giving the photographer's name, the name of the printer, and the date.
Date: January 24, 1964
Creator: Grant, Clint
Item Type: Photograph

[Cloud of Black Smoke Rising from Metal Building]

Description: Photograph of a tall cloud of black smoke rising from a small, folded and bent metal building blackened by smoke. On the ground in front of the building, there are firefighters, in dark- and light-colored firefighting suits, holding a hose. There are a few civilians in the group, as well as one who is walking out of shot on the right. A tall tower is partially visible on the left, and in the background is a large metal building. On the back of the photograph are two stamps and handwritten notes giving information about the photo.
Date: August 26, 1963
Creator: Grant, Clint
Item Type: Photograph
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[Officers and Injured Man on Gurney in a Street]

Description: Photograph of a street crowded with three police cars, a fire engine with a ladder on top, three police officers, and other people (in the street and on the side of the far side of the street, watching). A man with a bandage covering one of his eyes is laying on a gurney being pulled and pushed by a man in a suit and a firefighter. The ladder on top of the fire engine has "Dallas Fire Department, Snorkel No. 2" on the side. There are two partially visible multi-story buildings and a neon pharmacy sign in the immediate background. On the back of the photograph are two stamps and a handwritten note giving information about the photo.
Date: January 24, 1964
Creator: Grant, Clint
Item Type: Photograph

[Firefighters Extinguishing a Blazing Structure]

Description: Photograph of three firefighters in front of a burning, smoking structure. Several poles are still standing within the structure, while the rest of structure crumbles inward. One firefighter (wearing a firefighting suit with a 'G' on the back) is kneeling in the front-center, while the other two firefighters are crouched beyond a stack of wooden pallets on the right, spraying water from a fire hose at the structure. There are stacks of bricks and wooden planks on either side of the firefighter in the center. On the back of the photograph are two labels, a stamp, and extensive handwritten notes giving information about the photo.
Date: November 10, 1962
Creator: Hanson, Andy
Item Type: Photograph

[Firefighters Look Up at a Smoking Window]

Description: Photograph of two firefighters (their backs facing the camera) looking up at a ladder extending up a tall brick building. Smoke is coming out of three windows, which are four stories above the firefighters, while people on the second story above the firefighters can be seen through the windows. The top of the fire engine they're standing on is just barely visible at the bottom left of the photograph. On the back of the photograph are two labels, and extensive handwritten notes about the fire.
Date: February 28, 1962
Creator: Kennedy, Eamon
Item Type: Photograph

[Two Firefighters Walk Through a Destroyed Store]

Description: Photograph of two firefighters in firefighting suits walk through debris in a W. T. Grant store, towards a large hole in the back wall. The closest of the firefighters is holding a pole in his right hand, which is partially obscured by the firefighter. The roof of the store is starting to cave in at the back of the store. Some of the merchandise on the right is still intact and dirty sheets cover some large, unidentified items. On the back of the photograph are a label, a stamp, and handwritten notes giving information about the photograph.
Date: November 13, 1962
Creator: Kennedy, Eamon
Item Type: Photograph

[Firefighters at the 3100 Block of Knox Street]

Description: Photograph of firefighters and their equipment in the sidewalk and street in front of George's Cafe and the Knox St. Barber Shop on the 3100 block of Knox Street. There are three ladders propped up against the front of the cafe, and debris lines the sidewalk in front of the stores. Behind the buildings is a billboard for Motorola, while other shop fronts and watching bystanders are visible in the background. There is a telephone pole in front of the cafe that extends out of shot. On the back of the photograph are handwritten notes and a stamp giving information about the photo.
Date: June 20, 1961
Creator: Laird, Joe
Item Type: Photograph
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[First Fire Alarm Dispatch Office]

Description: Photograph of a man in the first Dallas fire dispatch office with a telephone pressed to his ear, sitting at a table covered with electrical equipment.
Date: November 6, 1969
Creator: Laranang, Bob
Item Type: Photograph

[Air Force One on Love Field]

Description: Photograph of Air Force One on Dallas Love Field. Two emergency vehicles can be seen on the runway to the side of the airplane.
Date: November 22, 1963
Creator: Marable, Vincent
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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[Firefighter Looks on as Smoke Billows]

Description: Photograph of a Dallas Fire Department firefighter looking on as a tall cloud of smoke billows from the top of the Edson of Texas pillow factory building. The firefighter is wearing a long jacket and standing on a fire engine that is parked facing left. The source of the smoke is somewhere on the roof of the brick building, however, smaller plumes of smoke rise from one of the windows. Partially obscured by the fire engine, another firefighter stands at the bottom of a ladder propped against the side of the building. An electrical pole and power lines - which are connected to the building - are visible between the building and the fire engine. On the back of the photograph are stamps, handwritten text, and a portion of a label giving information about the photograph.
Date: August 22, 1960
Creator: McCain, Charles
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