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Catalog Number 2015.001.00106
Title Santa on Firetruck Driving in Burlingame, 1948
Photographer Pearl, Norton
Collection Archival Collection
Object Name Negative
Category Photographs
Date December 1948
Description Santa on Firetruck Driving in Burlingame, 1948. Black and white negative shows a man dressed as Santa Claus standing on the back of an antique fire truck that is being driven down a Burlingame residential street. Santa Claus is holding on to a spooled fire hose with one hand and waving with the other. There are four other individuals in firemen's uniforms on the truck - one driving, two standing on the running boards on either side of the truck, and one person standing at the back of the truck behind Santa. At center left, a boy riding on a bicycle trails behind the fire truck. Along the side of the truck's hood is written "BURLINGAME FIRE DEPARTMENT" and on the front of the hood there is a circular symbol, likely resembling an axe and the words "BURLINGAME." The license plate reads "E 20 039."
Studio Norton Pearl Photography
Place Burlingame, CA
Event Christmas Celebration
Subjects Burlingame
Fire engines & equipment
Fire fighters
Santa Claus
Search Terms Automobiles
Burlingame Fire Department
Fire Departments - Burlingame
Fire Fighting Equipment
Santa Claus
Copyright Norton Pearl Photography / San Mateo County Historical Association