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Title
Airbourne [sic] firefighter
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
1961
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
Photograph caption dated March 14, 1961 reads, "A solution of algin-thickened water and algin gel, dropped by a helicopter upon a department-started fire at Valjean avenue [sic] and Runnymede street, was termed a success by fire officials. Algin is derived from kelp, the giant Pacific Ocean seaweed, and its scientific purpose is to 'hold water on fuel surfaces thus making fire fighting with water many times more effective.'"; See images #00114205 through #00114207 for all photos in this series.
Type
image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00114206
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d015_f15_i23
CARL0005299073
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/48064
Subject
Kelco Co.(Chicago, Ill.)
Los Angeles (Calif.).--Fire Department
Los Angeles County (Calif.).--Fire Department
Men--California--Los Angeles
Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles
Public safety--California--Los Angeles
Helicopters--California--Los Angeles
Fire extinction--California--Los Angeles
Smoke--California--Los Angeles
Fire hose
Ladders
Electric lines--Poles and towers
Firefighting equipment--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Valjean Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Runnymede Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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