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Salvation Army Disaster Canteen at the scene of the Earle Hotel fire, Fargo, N.D.
Salvation Army Disaster Canteen at the scene of the Earle Hotel fire, Fargo, N.D.
TitleSalvation Army Disaster Canteen at the scene of the Earle Hotel fire, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1951-12-13
DescriptionA trailer with "Salvation Army Disaster Canteen" and "Service with a smile", painted on it, parked on Main Avenue near the scene of the Earle Hotel fire. A man is standing next to the trailer in a coat and hat, serving drinks out of a large coffee pot. Emergency and firefighting equipment, hoses and vehicles visible in the background. Water is being shot onto the burning building in background. Christmas decorations hang over the street.
Ordering InformationConsult: http://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/duplication-services
General SubjectSocial Life & Customs
City & Town Life
Subject (LCTGM)Firefighting equipment
Fires
Commercial streets
Hotels
Canteens (Wartime, emergency, etc.)
Men
Coffeepots
Trailers
Christmas decorations
Organization NameEarle Hotel (Fargo, N.D.)
Waldorf Hotel (Fargo, N.D.)
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
AddressFargo (N.D.) - Main Avenue
Fargo (N.D.) - Main Avenue - 700 block
Decade1950-1959
Item Number4x5P-414
Negative Number4x5P-414 neg.
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original10 x 13 cm.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryHotel built originally as the Waldorf Hotel in 1899, and name changed to Earle Hotel close to time of fire. The four alarm fire started about 7 a.m., Thursday December 13, 1951, in the northwest corner of the third floor. Three people were killed, former Fargo postmaster Winfield S. Hooper, age 79; Mabel A. Sampson, age 76, and Catherine Morton, age 84.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionInstitute for Regional Studies Negative Collection
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (4x5P-414)
Languageeng
Digital IDrs005281
Original SourceNegative
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