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Thar she blows, but good
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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
Photograph caption dated September 1, 1954 reads "Thar she blows, but good - Real tear gas shells are fired and exploded amidst trainees in simulated riot attack. One whiff of this stuff lasts most people a long time. Each policeman is taught how to use many different weapons including revolvers, shotguns, gas-guns, sub-machine guns, rifles, grenades, and batons. The first part of all weapon training stresses 'when not to shoot.'"; See images #00126187 through #00126194 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Los Angeles Police Academy
Los Angeles (Calif.).--Police Department--Officials and employees
Men--California--Los Angeles
Police training--California--Los Angeles
Police--Physical training--California--Los Angeles
Tear gas--California--Los Angeles
Riot control--California--Los Angeles--Equipment and supplies
Sweat suits--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Elysian Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
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