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Abandoned house used in fire test
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Goldwater, Jeff
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
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph caption dated January 11, 1963 reads, "Los Angeles City firemen use an abandoned house at Van Nuys Airport in a test to check the qualities of a fire retardant product. They tested a portable device which is used to spray a fire retardant chemical on a structure and shrubbery threatened by a blaze. Parts of house which were treated with chemical didn't burn, while the rest blazed."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Abandoned houses--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Dwellings--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Fires--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Fireproofing agents--California--Los Angeles
Fire extinction--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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