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Baby saved from fire David Goldberg and his mother, Juanita
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Juanita Goldberg left instructions for a neighboor woman to watch her baby when she went to a nearby laundromat. The baby was asleep in apartment when a fire broke out. A truck driver passing by stopped, smashed the door in, pulled the baby from the fire and handed the baby to a neighbor then left without a word. Later the truck driver came forward, he was Blas Saenz. See photograph 00085576 for image of Saenz.
Photograph caption dated November 18, 1959 reads, "Disturbed, Unperturbed -- Those words seem to fit mother and child as Mrs. Juanita Goldberg, 11343 Martha Ave., North Hollywood, kisses 10-month-old sleeping David, rescued from apartment fire by unidentified truck driver. Baby was asleep in upstairs apartment when fire broke out. He settled down to continue nap after mom and dad went through ordeal of transferring to new quarters."
1 photographic print :b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Rescues--California--Los Angeles
Mother and child--California--Los Angeles
North Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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