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[Airway Theater Fire]

Description: Photograph of a neon sign reading "Airway" with the words "Now showing Key Largo also The Fuor Poster" below. The theater sits at 8006 Denton Drive.
Date: January 19, 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[Anderson Furniture Fire]

Description: Photograph of a fireman scaling a large ladder to the roof of a brick building, Anderson Furniture on Elm and Olive street.
Date: April 12, 1957
Item Type: Photograph

[Apartment Fire]

Description: Photograph of a firefighter carrying two suitcases down a hallway damaged by fire with two young women.
Date: August 1959
Item Type: Photograph

[Arcadia Theatre Fire at 2005 Greenville Avenue]

Description: Photograph of the Arcadia Theatre Fire at 2005 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas. Many ladders are placed against the building, and there are fire hoses on the ground in front of the box office. The marquee reads "Robert Mitchum. Robert Wagner. The Hunters. Open Daily 1:45."
Date: 1980~/1989~
Creator: Dallas (Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph
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[B. G. Barbee From Station 35]

Description: Photograph of a man with dark hair drenched in sweat while wearing a fireman's uniform, sitting on the steps of a fire truck. The man's name was B. G. Barbee, a member of station 35.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Barbecue Diner Fire]

Description: Photograph of a car crashed into a one story barbecue restaurant with Dr. Pepper signs, at the corner of Harwood and Corinth street. Two were killed in the accident.
Date: May 14, 1945
Item Type: Photograph

[Ben Griffin Auto Fire]

Description: Photograph of a two story white brick building at 1601 South Ervay with black smoke engulfing the roof while two firemen operate a hose at the top of a ladder.
Date: June 3, 1948
Item Type: Photograph

[Black Smoke Billowing From Burning Fence]

Description: Photograph of huge, black clouds of smoke billowing from a burning fence. In front of the burning fence is a short length of scrub grass, and at the foreground, there is a chain-link fence with barbed-wire on top.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Boys Play On Fire Engine Inside Fire Station]

Description: Photograph of three boys wearing different parts of a firefighting suit and climbing on the back of a fire engine that sits inside a fire station. A firefighter also stands on the back of the truck, watching the boys as they play with a fire hose. The bottom of the photograph has text that reads, "Dallas Fire Department." There is information about the photograph on the back.
Date: November 11, 1971
Item Type: Photograph

[Bozo's Big Top at Dallas Fire Station 33]

Description: Photograph of a clown, a man in a firefighting suit, and a uniformed firefighter standing in front of a curtain at Dallas Fire Station 33. Directly behind them, children sit in a small, raked seating area framed by a "Bozo's Big Top" circus wagon cut-out. On the left of the men is a drum with triangles on it. On the bottom border of the photo is text reading, "Dallas Fire Department." On the back of the photograph are dimensions and lines for cropping the photo, and two stamps with identifier information and the date.
Date: January 29, 1971
Item Type: Photograph
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[Broken Sky Tram Car On Top of Carnival Tent]

Description: Photograph of a scraped sky tram car on top of a red and white striped awning of a carnival booth. Four men stand in front of the booth's tent, and in the distant background, a helicopter can be seen in the sky. One of the men is holding a thin coil of rope and there is a yellow ladder beyond the group. There are two separate carnival booths in the tent., both of which have various toy prizes (including large, smiling, stuffed bananas). On the back of the photograph is a red ink stamp giving information about the photo.
Date: August 21, 1979
Creator: Spainhouer
Item Type: Photograph
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[Building Collapse on Elm]

Description: Photograph of workers wading through the rubble of a collapsed building on the 1400 block of Elm Street, where a car was thoroughly crushed.
Date: June 1, 1955
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

[Burned Furniture]

Description: Photograph of a burned out bedroom with a charred mattress and bed frame in a building at 1321 Grigsby, after a fire.
Date: March 22, 1959
Item Type: Photograph
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[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

[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

[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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