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[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

[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 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

[Dallas Firefighters and Truck]

Description: Photograph of nine uniformed firefighters standing in front of a fire engine, which is parked in the driveway of a two-story, brick building. The building is slightly visible on the left of the photograph; a small portion of the front lawn, sidewalk, and curb are visible on the bottom left. There are trees in the background and a puddle of water in front of the firefighters. On the back of the photograph are a label with the words, "Old 24's," as well as the typewritten date.
Date: April 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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[Dallas County Courthouse Under Construction]

Description: Photograph of the metal framework of the unfinished, multi-story Dallas County Courthouse. A stream of water from out of shot on the left is being sprayed at the building. Two staircases going all the way up the building are visible inside the tower.
Date: June 19, 1964
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

[Burnt and Fire-Damaged Inside of a Neiman-Marcus]

Description: Photograph of a burnt-out area of the Dallas Neiman-Marcus's interior, next to an escalator. Ashes and charred debris cover the floor and the escalator, which is visible beyond a burnt railing and part of a wall on the left. The brick wall at the back has been blackened, and wires hang from the low, peeling ceiling above. The wall on the right is also peeling. On the back of the photograph is a handwritten note that reads, "Fire - Neiman-Marcus Dec 19, 1964."
Date: December 19, 1964
Item Type: Photograph
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[Burnt Home-ware Section of Neiman-Marcus]

Description: Photograph of a a view down a row of fire-damaged and partially fire-damaged home-ware products in Neiman-Marcus. Some of the items include praying Buddha statues, vases, boxes, bowls, cabinets, urns, serving platters, wall art, knick-knacks, and more. Behind the shelves on the right is a staircase leading out of shot (towards the camera), and behind the products on the left is wall. The ceiling and staircase are damaged and peeling, and ash covers the floor. On the back of the photo is an identifier label, a stamp identifying the photographer, and a handwritten note that reads, "Fire- Neiman-Marcus Dec 19, 1964."
Date: December 19, 1964
Creator: Russell, Russ
Item Type: Photograph
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[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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[Fire-Damaged Clothes at Neiman-Marcus]

Description: Photograph of four clothing racks with a few hangers and clothing items, lined up horizontally. On the floor beneath the racks are piles of clothes, and behind the racks is a wall with a support column. In the background, on the left, are a partially visible door, a pot plant on the floor, and a blackened space obscured by the clothing racks. On the back of the photograph are a stamp, handwritten notes, and a label, all giving information about the photo.
Date: December 19, 1964
Creator: Russell, Russ
Item Type: Photograph
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[Fire Engines Outside Burning Neiman-Marcus]

Description: Photograph of fire engines and large fire hoses in the street in front of a smoking, glowing Neiman-Marcus in Dallas. There is at least one uniformed firefighter spraying a hose at the building from the aerial platform of the closest fire engine. A large group of uniformed firefighters to the left of the fire engine, and a smaller group of firefighters in the background (further down the street). Two long ladders are visible beyond the aerial platform, with a large stream of water coming from the top of each ladder. There are Christmas decorations hanging from the streetlamps on either side of the street and strung between the buildings on either side of the street. On the back of the photograph are a torn-off identification label, a smudged stamp identifying the photograph, and handwritten notes giving information about the fire.
Date: December 19, 1964
Creator: Hanson, Andy
Item Type: Photograph
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[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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[Smoke Billowing From Windows of Neiman-Marcus]

Description: Photograph of a close-up view of the top of the Neiman-Marcus building as smoke billows out of the top windows. On the left, a ladder extends up into one of the windows, and at the right-center, two fighters spray water at the building from an aerial platform. The aerial platform's crane arm read, "Dallas Fire Department," and extends out of shot on the right. On the back of the photograph are a torn-off label, a stamp identifying the photographer, and handwritten notes about the fire.
Date: December 19, 1964
Creator: Russell, Russ
Item Type: Photograph
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[Street View of Burning Neiman-Marcus]

Description: Photograph of two fire engines parked side by side in the street in front of a multi-story Neiman-Marcus, pouring from which are smoke and flames. The Neiman-Marcus building is surrounded on either side be more buildings (one on the very far left of the photo has a fire escape staircase along its front). On the ground, a small group of firefighters are gathered by a traffic light in front of the smaller building to the Neiman-Marcus's left. Beyond the two fire engines are another barely visible fire engine and a giant Santa Claus decoration in the middle of the street (the decoration is about 4 stories tall). On the back of the photograph are the remnants of a torn-off label, two faded stamps, and handwritten notes giving information about the fire.
Date: December 19, 1964
Creator: Hanson, Andy
Item Type: Photograph
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[Two Firefighters Sit on Curb in Front of Neiman-Marcus]

Description: Photograph of two firefighters (both in full uniform except for helmets) sitting on the curb in front of the glass entrance of a Neiman-Marcus. The firefighter on the left has partially turned around to look at two more uniformed firefighters and a police officer entering the building. There is a fire hose lying in front of the seated firefighters, a short ladder propped up on the left against the building, and snowflake shapes on the awning covering. On the back of the photograph are the remnants of a torn-off identification label, a stamp identifying the photographer, and a handwritten note that reads, "Neiman-Marcus Dec 19, 1964."
Date: December 19, 1964
Creator: Hanson, Andy
Item Type: Photograph
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[Governor John Connally]

Description: Photograph of two men standing in suits, with Governor John Connally wearing a white helmet with the words "Honorary Chief Dallas" written on the front.
Date: March 2, 1966
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 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

[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

[Dallas Fire Station 1 and Fire Truck]

Description: Photograph of a street view of the front of a two-story, brick fire station with four garage doors. The two garage doors on the right are open and a fire truck is 3/4 of the way out of right-center door. There are two men on the fire truck - one driving and the other on the top of the vehicle. On the front of the building, a fake balcony bears the Dallas Fire Department insignia and the American flag; on the sides of the building, parked cars are visible. The date and some handwritten notes are on the back of the photograph.
Date: December 22, 1969
Item Type: Photograph
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[Dallas Fire Station 21 at Love Field]

Description: Photograph of Dallas Fire Station 21 at Love Field. The station has four garage doors. There are four fire engines of different makes and models parked in a line in front of the station, as well as a station wagon and a small boat. There are handwritten notes and printed text on the bottom border of the photograph.
Date: December 24, 1969
Item Type: Photograph
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