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Van Nuys firemen thrill youngsters
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Siddon, Dave
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 December 17, 1956 reads "Wants to drive one some day. Mark Breckler, 4, sitting on fireman Harold Padgett's lap, dreams of becoming fireman as he takes over wheel at Van Nuys fire house." The article partially reads "The dream of most small fry to become a fireman was as real as real could be for 14 youngsters, aged three to five, who were made 'honorary volunteers' during a visit to the firehouse of Engine Co. 39 in Van Nuys."; See images #00129636 through #00129638 and #00032868 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Valley Municipal Building
Fire Station No. 39 (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Men--California--Los Angeles
Boys--California--Los Angeles
Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles
Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles--Uniforms
Preschool children--California--Los Angeles
Fire engines--California--Los Angeles
Municipal buildings--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
City halls--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Valley Times Collection photographs
Schabarum, Peter K
Time Period

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