Finding aid to the Los Angeles Fire Department photographs PC 019

Los Angeles Fire Department photographs
Jaime Henderson
California Historical Society
May 2018
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
reference@calhist.org


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: California Historical Society
Title: Los Angeles Fire Department photographs
Creator: Durston, Patterson
Identifier/Call Number: PC 019
Physical Description: 1 folder
Date (inclusive): 1912-1915
Language of Material: Materials are in English.
Container: P004

Content Description

Consists of photographs and photographic postcards primarily documenting the Los Angeles Fire Department Engine Company Number 28, Truck Company Number 7, located at 7th and Figueroa streets. Photographs depict fire fighters battling fires, fire equipment, and damage to buildings from fire. Images also depict fire fighters inside and outside of their fire house, a fire truck prepared for the Rose Parade, and a parade on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. Includes four portraits of Engine Company 28 Captain, one including his family. Three photographs, signed by Durston, show fire fighters responding to a call. One photograph depicts Engine Company Number 27 fighting a hotel fire; another shows a steam driven pumper at the scene of Fraser's Million Dollar Pier fire in Ocean Park in September 1912.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection, which were created between 1912 and 1915, are in the public domain in the United States. Permission to publish or reproduce is not required.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from the California Curio Company, 2007.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item, date]; Los Angeles Fire Department photographs, PC 019; Box P004, Folder 1; California Historical Society.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Fire fighting -- California -- Los Angeles -- Pictorial works
Fire departments -- California -- Los Angeles -- Pictorial works
Fire fighters -- California -- Los Angeles -- Pictorial works
Fire fighting equipment -- Pictorial works
Fires -- California -- Los Angeles -- Pictorial works
Gelatin silver prints
Photographic postcards