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Fun approach to cleaning up downtown Los Angeles
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Ruebsamen, James
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Belmont High School students push the world's largest broom a quarter mile up 7th Street in downtown Los Angeles for "Operation Big Sweep," to tell City Hall that area residents and store owners want their littered streets cleaned. The "broom," behind which they are standing, was designed by students of the USC School of Engineering, and is 105 feet long, 40 feet wide and weighs about 3,500 pounds. Various businesses, office buildings, and skyscrapers are seen throughout the image. Photograph dated November 10, 1985
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Urban renewal--California--Los Angeles
Teenage volunteers in social service--California--Los Angeles
High school students--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Motels--California--Los Angeles
Skyscrapers--California--Los Angeles
Office buildings--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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