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Title La France Textiles - Ruins After 1929 Fire
Date 1929/01 to 1929/02
Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 1988.82.37.3
Description Black and white photo with a white border. The image is of charred, wooden beams of a building, in the center of the photo, resting against a large pile of rubble and debris, on the left side of the photo. The beams and the material in the piles have icicles hanging off them. On either edge of the image is what appears to be the outside edges of a window opening (photo taken through window, possibly looking into the building). Handwritten on the back in pencil is "Donor Hayball Studios" and "Fire at La France Textiles".
Provenance Same image as 1988.82.37.01 The Dundas Street section of the La France Textiles building caught fire on January 19, 1929 and it was completely destroyed. The company erected a new building at the same location. In 2002, the Oxford Community Police Station and Swiss Chalet/Harvey's Restaurants are at that location (Harvey's became vacant at the end of 2001).
Year Range from 1929
Year Range to 1929
Photographer Hayball Studio
Medium Paper/Emulsion
Print size 20 x 25.3 cm
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Copyright Public Domain