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Seventh near Broadway on V-J day
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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On August 6, 1945 the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima and on August 9, 1945 on the city of Nagasaki. These actions shocked the country and prompted Emperor Hirohito to order the Supreme Council for the Direction of the War to accept the terms the Allies had set down in the Potsdam Declaration for ending the war. On August 14, 1945, it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally. Both August 14 and 15 have been known as "V-J Day" or "Victory over Japan Day." The term has also been used for September 2, 1945, when Japan formally surrendered aboard the U.S.S. Missouri, anchored in Tokyo Bay.
Photograph caption dated August 15, 1945 reads "Crowds on 7th Street near Broadway celebrating news of war end." The large crowd of men, women and children is in the street, smiling and waving to the camera in an overhead shot. Two people are holding papers that read "Tokyo radio says: Japs surrender" and "Surrender is made by Japanese." One man is waving from the lamppost and several other people are looking on from a streetcar. Several men are in military uniforms. A partial view of a restaurant can be seen on the left.
1 photographic print :b&w ;28 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 10985
World War, 1939-1945
V-J Day, 1945
Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles
Crowds--California--Los Angeles
Electric railroads--Cars--California--Los Angeles
Street-railroads--California--Los Angeles
Lampposts--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Signs and signboards--California--Los Angeles
American newspapers--California--Los Angeles
Storefronts--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Central business districts--California--Los Angeles
Commercial buildings--California--Los Angeles
Restaurants--California--Los Angeles
Military uniforms
Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Children--California--Los Angeles
Seventh Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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