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Aftermath of a fire along a main business street, Lancaster, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
July 28, 1935
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.
The aftermath of a fire in Lancaster, taken just above a ruined building. A Union Service Station stands across the street unharmed. Signs on buildings read: “Firestone,” Union Service Station,” “Stop Wear Lubrication Service,” "Stop Wear Lubrication…Batteries…Tires…Union Tire Shop," "Sales and Service... Roy D. Lank" [name of business painted between a Frigidaire logo comprised of a crest topped with a crown and set with 'G' and 'M' initials, and a logo for Graybar comprised of a banner with a diagonal line above the word, 'Quality'; address “1020” over door]; "A.C. Meyer Co" [painted alongside GE (General Electric) logo]. Street signs read: “Boulevard Stop,” “7 State Highway,” “Palmdale 8 ½, Los Angeles 80, Rosamond 11 ½, Mojave 25.”
Related to Los Angeles Times article, "Fire in Historic Lancaster Causes Loss of $100,000: Five Stores Destroyed. Blaze Fanned by Desert Wind. Three Men Injured Fighting Flames in Town's Main Business Street," 29 Jul. 1935: 1.
Written on negative: Pall[?] #3 Lancaster Fire
Text from negative sleeve: 1271. Box 1. Lancaster Fire (Pair shot and 2 singles). 7/28/35 [Stamped:] Aug 1 1935.
b&w nitrate negative
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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