Skip to main content

Image / Where gas blast tore off man hole cover

Have a question about this item?

Item information. View source record on contributor's website.

Where gas blast tore off man hole cover
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at for additional information.
Photograph caption dated January 2, 1947 reads, "Standing at a window of his hotel room, John H. Himes, 73, looks over the scene of the explosion at the corner of Grand Avenue and Ninth Street today. Although he was many yards from the scene, Himes was the only person injured in the blast when flying glass cut his wrist as he was shaving in his hotel room."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 41
Explosions--California--Los Angeles
Gas-pipes--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Crowds--California--Los Angeles
Hotels--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

About the collections in Calisphere

Learn more about the collections in Calisphere. View our statement on digital primary resources.

Copyright, permissions, and use

If you're wondering about permissions and what you can do with this item, a good starting point is the "rights information" on this page. See our terms of use for more tips.

Share your story

Has Calisphere helped you advance your research, complete a project, or find something meaningful? We'd love to hear about it; please send us a message.

Explore related content on Calisphere: