8 in HIGH x 10 in WIDE
(20.32 cm HIGH x 25.40 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers.

From back of photo: "Rescue squad at Mitchell ravine shaft" Jul 19, 1930 Candid (before formal?) photo of rescue squad. Nine men, five squatting and four standing behind them. Eight wearing dark pants and work shirts, one wearing work shirt and overalls. All have an apparatus strapped on their back from which two hoses extend and meet in the chest area with a mask. It runs from the top of the shoulders to the waist and is as wide as a man's back. There appear to be wheels at the bottom. It looks something like some vaccum cleaners, builkier at the bottom (waist area) and thinner ath the top (shoulder area). It is also in two parts; there is a horizontal line/demarcation in the middle. The straps appear to be leather, are adjustable with buckles, one on each shoulder. On the lower left of the photo is a large cannister with wires protruding laying on the ground. It appears to be in a metal cradle with wires and metal bars and rivets. To the left of the cannister is the group of men. The squatting men from left to right: #1 is in a light colored, short sleeve work shirt and dark pants tucked into dusty boots. He is facing away from the camera and does not wear a hat; he has short dark hair. His right hand holds one side of the hose that extends from the apparatus on his back. The the apparatus is away from his back -- not against it. The next man, #2, also wears the apparatus. He is clothed in a light colored shirt, dark pants, boots and is wearing a soft cap that has a light on it in the middle. In his right hand he is holding something between his fingers. He is partially obscured by #1. No. 3 is almost facing the camera. His hat is pulled back on his head and has his goggles resting above the bill. He has dark hair. No. 4 is taller than the others and wears a light colored shirt, dark pants and boots. His soft hat also has goggles above the bill. The straps of his apparatus mask extend down over his left and his left arm is raised. No. 5 looks in the area of the camera. He is wearing a light colored shirt, work pants and boots. His goggles hand from his neck. He is wearing a hat with a rectangular piece above the bill. His arms rest on his legs. The men standing behind from left to right: No. 6 wears a light colored shirt, dark pants and a shat with a light on it. His right had is holding onto one of the straps of his appratus. No. 7 is wearing light colored shirt, pants and hat. He is adjusting his goggles to sit on the bill of his cap. No. 8 is looking away from the camera and is in dark shirtm, pants and hat. His hands are in front of him above thw aist. No. 9 is facing away from the camera. He is in dark shirt and overalls with his right had on an appraus strap. He has his goggles on the bill of his cap. Behind and to the left of the group is a an open cart with large spoked wheel. Behind the cart is a larger closed wagon with its two doors ajar. The doors of the wagon each have a large recangular window and are hinged to the "cabin". A door handle is visible on the left door just at the bottom of the window. The windows are "framed" with molding. To the right of the wagon are three mend, one in light colored shirt dark pants and soft had looking t the ground. Next to him are two men in light colored shirts looking toward the camera. One man wears a light "sailor-type" hat and th eother a fedora. Behind these men is a dark building. To the right of these men and in the shadows are several other men wearing fedoras. They are in light colored coats. To their right are shafts of light and shadows. On the ground are buckets and boxes. Continuing to the right are six men, all partially obscured. Three men are wearing fedoras with dark bands, one is in a cap, one is hatless. Three men are wearing light colored shirts and dark pants. Two are turned completely away from the camera. In fron of these men is No. 10. He is in dark shirt with pants tucked into his boots and wears an appratus. His left arm is extended out of the photo to a man whose feet are shown; his right arm is bent at the elbow and rests about his waist. His left foot rests on one of two rails running into the building. No. 11 has only his boots showing. He is apparently seated on the groud and has his hand around his knees.

From an envelope marked "San Francisco, Calif. Water Construction Shots 1939-1949"

Used: Oakland Tribune

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