Item 372A0720 - Tents housing displaced residents after wildfire in Bandon, Oregon

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Tents housing displaced residents after wildfire in Bandon, Oregon


  • 1936-09-28 - 1936-09-30 (Creation)


Photograph; safety film; 3.825 x 4.825 in

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Photograph showing rows of tents and piles of building materials in Bandon, Oregon, after the town was destroyed by wildfire on Saturday, September 26, 1936. Four unidentified people are standing at the door of one of the tents, and a wooden platform and frame are under construction nearby. 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: “Red Cross tent city springs up to care for homeless refugees at Bandon.” Also see image Nos. 372A0719 and 372A0723, which were published on the same page as this photograph. Image note: The text “x9” is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 372; 372A720

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1.4 MiB


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