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Associated Press The Nation's Capital

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09740.011 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Photograph Date: 5 April 1968 Pagination: 1 telephoto ; 17.9 x 25.7 cm.

Summary of Content: One telephoto entitled, "The Nation's Capital" dated April 5, 1968 taken by Associated Press. The focus of the image is on smoke rising from buildings on fire. Wire transfer information states that the fires were located in Downtown D.C.


Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: FirefightingRiotsAfrican American History

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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