Long Beach Fire Dept. Museum Photo Collection Now Open for Research

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Long Beach Fire Department Museum Photograph Collection has recently opened for research. This extensive and fascinating collection consists of over 10,000 images. These images have been digitized although they are not yet online. Digital images can be viewed in the Archives Reading Room.

Negatives and photographic prints documenting the history of the Long Beach Fire Department. Included are images of the department from its earliest days in the early 20th century through to 1971. Images focus upon department personnel, apparatus, fires, and fire prevention. Also includes photographic prints and negatives which document the history of the city of Long Beach, including documentation of the March 10, 1933 earthquake and documentation of early drilling activities including major fires in the Long Beach area.


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