VIS 166.69.01 West Mitchell Street Fire

West Mitchell Street Fire

Title West Mitchell Street Fire
Photographer Unknown;
Description View of fire men climbing a ladder to rescue trapped employees in the Empire Shirt Waist Company in Atlanta, Georgia during a fire on Mitchell Street.
Geographic Location Atlanta (Ga.)
Mitchell Street (Atlanta, Ga.)
Subject Hotels--Georgia--Atlanta
Fire fighters--Georgia--Atlanta
Fire fighting--Georgia--Atlanta
Firefighting equipment--Georgia--Atlanta
Water use--Georgia--Atlanta
Rescue work--Georgia--Atlanta
Fire engines--1910-1920
Corporate Name Atlanta Fire Department (Atlanta, Ga.)
Empire Shirt Waist Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Date Original 1911 January 17
Date Digital 2006
Type 11 x 14 in. silver gelatin print;
Digital Format JPEG
Catalogue Number VIS 166.69.01
Collection Steve B. Campbell Atlanta Fire Department Photographs
Related Collections MSS 587, Steve B. Campbell Papers, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center
Publisher Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta GA 30305
Rights This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S Code) Permission ofr use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
Notes January 11, 1911 a fire broke out in the millinery firm of Silverman and Lansberg quickly becoming a three alarm fire. The fire trapped the women working upstairs who needed by rescued by ladder, but no deaths were reported.
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