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Firefighters at base of ladder around fallen firefighter Bert Hancock, Los Angeles, 1938
Herod, Jack, b. ca. 1916
Date Created and/or Issued
August 12, 1938
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
This photograph appears with the article , "Fireman at End of Fatal Factory Blaze Plunge." Los Angeles Times, 13 Aug. 1938. Print.
Photograph of print
About 3 men, and possibly 1 woman, bent around fallen firefighter Bert Hancock, legs visible, on wet and dirty sidewalk, with 2 men nearby, another man in foreground holding fire hose, at base of ladder leaning on 2-story building marked 1243, Western Candy Box Co., with smoke coming from upstairs windows and roof
At lower left corner of negative: H-39
Text from nitrate negative sleeve: 12130 - Fire 63rd & Hooper, Bert F. Hancock killed, copy neg, Dec 22 1938, Frank [Johns? Johnh?] [Stamped:] Dec 23 1938
Text from newspaper caption: Fellow Fire-Fighters Rush to Aid of Dying Fireman As He Falls From Ladder Top at Industrial Fire. Death came to Bert F. Hancock, 36-year-old fireman, in a strange way yesterday. He went with County Engine Company No. 9 on his day off to help fight a fire in the Western Candy Box factory on East Sixty-Third street. While helping lead a hose to top of forty-foot ladder sudden pressure of water toppled him to the ground. He died on the way to the hospital. The above photo was taken right after Hancock’s fatal plunge. Times photo by Staff Photographer Jack Herod
Handwritten at edge of negative: Bert F. Hancock killed
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles
Fires--California--Los Angeles
Western Candy Box Company (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hancock, Bert F., 1899-1938
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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