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Title
Sleep at disaster station
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Contributor
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
1956
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Photograph was edited for publication purposes
The caption refers to the Malibu area fires that broke out December 26, 1956 and raged throughout the Santa Monica Mountains from Paradise Cove and Escondido Canyon all the way to the Mulholland Highway near Seminole Hot Springs and Malibu Lake. Just days apart, two more fires were started in the Las Flores Canyon area, to the east, and Lake Sherwood, to the west.
Photograph caption dated December 28, 1956 reads, "Volunteer American Red Cross nurse pulls covers up over one sleeping youngster brought into Webster School which was set up as disaster station shortly after flames began threatening resort area near Malibu Beach. Flames forced more than 1,000 persons to flee for their lives. Evacuees with only clothes on their backs beat a path to school door to receive lodging and food for night. Fire officials today fear that school will also be evacuated as flames loomed overhead near Malibu Canyon road."; See images #00114927 through #00114933 for all photos in this series.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00114931
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d016_f20_i17
CARL0005307255
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/48906
Subject
American Red Cross
Webster Elementary School (Malibu, Calif.)
Elementary schools--California--Malibu
Rest centers (Disaster relief)--California--Malibu
Fires--California--Malibu
Disaster victims--California--Malibu
Children--California--Malibu
Nurses--California--Malibu
Women--California--Malibu
Sleeping
Cots
Malibu (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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