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Explosion at 9th Street and Grand Avenue
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
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes.; Title supplied by cataloger.
Photograph caption dated January 2, 1947 reads, "Gloria Zarifian, who narrowly escaped death or serious injury in the blast, stands beside her car. She and her brother, Walter, were rounding the corner in their car when the blast occurred. A huge shower of debris fell on the top of the car but both Miss Zarifian and her brother were uninjured."
1 photographic print :b&w ;19 x 25 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 41
Buildings--Blast effects--California--Los Angeles
Debris--California--Los Angeles
Explosions--California--Los Angeles
Windows--California--Los Angeles
Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles
Liquor stores--California--Los Angeles
Hotels--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Electric railroads--Cars--California--Los Angeles
Street-railroads--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Grand Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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