- 1936-09-27 - 1936-09-29
Photograph showing clouds billowing from the remains of a building in Bandon, Oregon, as the wreckage is leveled for safety. The building was among those damaged when the town was destroyed by wildfire on Saturday, September 26, 1936. A cropped version of this photograph was one of seven that were published in a spread on Page 18 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, September 30, 1936. The photographs were published under the headline “Tents Replace Ruined Homes as Bandon Citizens Prepare to Rebuild Where Fire Wiped Out City.” This photograph had the following caption: “Blasting ruins left tottering by the flames which swept over the city Saturday night.” Also see image Nos. 372A0719 and 372A0720, which were published on the same page as this photograph. Image note: The text “x10” and the number 8 are written on the negative and are visible in the bottom corners of the image.