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The notes transcribed from the back of this photograph are as follows: Persons trapped on upper floors of downtown office building at York and Richmond Streets await rescue from fire that roared through three floors in early- evening just after most of buildings 1000 tenants had left. Sidewalk spectators heard cries as the trapped office workers leaned from windows calling for help. About 15 persons on the upper floors were saved after several minutes of panic. The notes written and typed on the back of this photograph, from the time it was printed, are as follows: FIRES L.F. 1966,Persons trapped on upper floors of downtown office building at York and Richmond Streets await rescue from fire that roared through three floors in early- evening just after most of buildings 1000 tenants had left. Sidewalk spectators heard cries as the trapped office workers leaned from windows calling for help. About 15 persons on the upper floors were saved after several minutes of panic.February 24, 1966,James Lewcun transparent
DATED
February 24, 1966
PRINTED IN THE GLOBE AND MAIL
File Source
Scanned from a print, and later selected by the National Gallery for its Cutline exhibition
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Persons trapped on upper floors of downtown office building at York and Richmond Streets await rescue from fire that roared through three floors in early- evening just after most of buildings 1000 tenants had left. Sidewalk spectators heard cries as the trapped office workers leaned from windows calling for help. About 15 persons on the upper floors were saved after several minutes of panic.
James Lewcun / The Globe and Mail
52 YEARS AGOIN NEWS
Lester B. Pearson was Prime Minister
The Liberals were in power
Lyndon B. Johnson was President

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