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Title
Hotel fire at 1259 East 6th Street, 1963
Creator
Wesselmann
Date Created and/or Issued
1953-05-15
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
Los Angeles Examiner Collection, 1920-1961
Rights Information
Contact: Special Collections, Doheny Memorial Library, Libraries, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189; specol@usc.edu
Doheny Memorial Library, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189
USC Libraries Special Collections
University of Southern California
specol@usc.edu
Description
10 images. Hotel fire at 1259 East 6th Street, 15 May 1963. Captain Orland Davis -- 45 years (fireman overcome by smoke)
Robert Foster (fireman)
Booker Thomas -- 25 years
Bruce Thomas -- 3 years
Mrs. Shirley thomas --25 years.
Caption slip reads: "Photographer: Wesselmann. Date: 1953-05-15. Reporter: McMillin. Assignment: Hotel fire at 1259 East 6th St. 4-6: Booker Thomas, 25, embraces son, Bruce, 3, as mother, Shirley, 25, looks on. Bruce was feared lost in fire by his parents until he was found with other evacuated hotel guests. 13-18: Refugees from fire sit across the street and watch scene in front of entrance to burning hotel. 16: Thomas Toliver and his three children rushed from burning hotel to the street. 3: Bertha Lee Toliver, age 3, was saved from the fire. 11-12: Fire department inhalator squad works on Capt. Orland Davis, 45, of Engine Company 24, who was overcome by smoke in blazing hotel. Davis was rushed to Georgia St. Receiving Hospital. 8: Fireman Robert Foster on way to hospital. 7: Fireman Robert Foster who was injured, look up at fire."
Type
image
Format
10 photographs : negatives, b&w
13 x 10 cm.
image/tiff
negatives (photographic)
photographs
Identifier
examiner-m
EXM-N-9908-022~01...~10
http://doi.org/10.25549/examiner-m25221
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/EXM-N-9908-022~01.jpg
Language
English
Subject
Fires
Time Period
1953-05-15
Place
1259 East 6th Street
34.038471,-118.237116
California
Los Angeles
USA
Source
9908-022 [Sleeve Number]
University of Southern California [Contributing entity]
Relation
Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961
Los Angeles Examiner Photographs Collection, 1920-1961

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