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How A-bomb blast in Nevada looked from Herald roof
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Fowler, Perry
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Hotel Figueroa and a Firestone store in downtown Los Angeles are lit up during morning atomic bomb testing in Nevada. Photograph caption, dated February 2, 1951, reads, "Today's atomic explosion, largest yet set off on the Nevada test range, was clearly visible in Los Angeles, as remarkable photo shows. Staff photographer Perry Fowler was ready with his camera on a tripod on the roof of the Herald-Express building when the blast occurred at 5:48 a.m. Reporter Jack Smith, who also saw yesterday's explosion, points towards the great white flash that clearly silhouetted mountains to the east."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 35 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 10980; HE-002-546 4x5
Hotel Figueroa (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Firestone Tire and Rubber Company
Nuclear weapons--Nevada--Testing
Hotels--California--Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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