Portrait of a Weary Firefighter, 1948 Wheeler Springs Fire

Image

Portrait of a Weary Firefighter, 1948 Wheeler Springs Fire

Title

Portrait of a Weary Firefighter, 1948 Wheeler Springs Fire

Identifier

17424

Source

William Friend Collection, 1990

Description

Portrait of a firefighter sitting on the ground, massaging his right foot. His boot is on the ground next to him. He is holding his sock in his right hand. His face appears to be smudged with dirt or ash.

Note: Museum records indicate that the 1948 Wheeler Springs fire began on 12 September 1948 and burned for five days.

Creator

Crawford, Dick, Mrs. (Photographer)
United States. Forest Service.

Date

1948-09-12

Format

Black and white photograph
16 x 12.5 cm
Portrait, Full

Subject

Fire fighters
Fires--California--Ventura County
Rest periods

Coverage

California
Ventura County (Calif.)
Wheeler Springs (Calif.)

Relation

17372-17434 (62 photos)

Publisher

Museum of Ventura County

Rights

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Type

Image

Language

English

Collection

Citation

Crawford, Dick, Mrs. (Photographer) and United States. Forest Service., “Portrait of a Weary Firefighter, 1948 Wheeler Springs Fire ,” Research Library at The Museum of Ventura County, accessed May 30, 2024, http://photographs.venturamuseum.org/items/show/7305.