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Fatal house fire at 1506 8th Street N., Fargo, N.D.
Fatal house fire at 1506 8th Street N., Fargo, N.D.
TitleFatal house fire at 1506 8th Street N., Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1957-03-20
CreatorOlson, Cal, 1924-2009
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionFire fighters at doorway and alongside a one story wood frame house shortly after fire. Smoke emitting from windows and doorway. Fire hoses enter through the front door. A ladder is propped along the left side of the house.
Ordering InformationConsult: http://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/duplication-services
General SubjectCity & Town Life
Subject (LCTGM)Houses
Fires
Fire fighters
Hoses
Smoke
Ladders
Personal NameSawrey, Douglas W., 1922-2001
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
AddressFargo (N.D.) - 8th Street N.
Fargo (N.D.) - 8th Street N. - 1500 block
Decade1950-1959
Item Number2098.s153
Negative Number2098.s153
Format of OriginalAcetate negatives
Safety film negatives
Dimensions of Original6 x 6 cm.
Publisher of OriginalForum Publishing Company (Fargo, N.D.)
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"Four persons died when fire swept through this Fargo home ealry today. Father raised ladder at left in vain rescue attempt." - caption with photograph published in The Fargo Forum, March 20, 1957, p. 1.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Biography/HistoryFire broke out in the home of Douglas Sawrey at 1506 8th Street N., Fargo, N.D early in the morning of March 20, 1957. Four members of the family were killed in the fire, they were Mrs. Sawrey (Annette), age 30, sons William, age 10, and Wade, age 6, and Mrs. Sawrey's Mother Christina Lieb, age 66. Survivors were Douglas Sawrey, age 34, and daughter, Audrey, age 13.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionCal Olson Photograph Collection 2098
Collection Finding AidConsult: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/12634
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2098.s153)
Rights ManagementCopyright held by Institute for Regional Studies.
Languageeng;
Digital IDco000097
Original SourceNegative
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