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Crowds gather for the formal opening of the Sixth Street Viaduct, Los Angeles, 1933
Date Created and/or Issued
[June 16, 1933]
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Haynes Foundation funds.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
This photograph appears with the article, “NEW VIADUCT DEDICATED: Recently Completed East Sixth-Street Structure Scene of Elaborate Ceremonies,” Los Angeles Times, 17 Jun. 1933: A1
The camera looks over the large crowd and towards a podium, off-center to the right, and the Sixth Street Viaduct at left. Hundreds stand in the crowd in the foreground. They stand with their backs to the camera. The podium stands ahead of them, just right-of-center. A man stands at the front, leftmost, side of the bunting-decorated podium and addresses the crowd. Others sit behind him on the podium. Between the crowd and the podium, a band is barely visible sitting. A tall tower rises along the right edge, behind the podium. The crowd extends into the distance and beneath the arched bridge at left. Bunting hangs from the beams of the bridge. A vehicle sits in the middle of the bridge and amongst the crowd. Beyond the bridge, the roadway, lined by lampposts and banners, stretches into the distance.
Text from newspaper caption: Throng Sees Formal Opening of Traffic Link Official and Civic Leaders Join in Impressive Program Scene at dedication ceremonies of new East Sixth-street viaduct, built at a cost of $2,383,271 [Los Angeles Times, 17 Jun. 1933: A1]
Handwritten on negative: Opening ceremony - 6th St. bridge
Text from negative sleeve: LOS ANGELES STREETS, 6th ST. BRIDGE (OPENING) [handwritten:] Buddy Coleman is kid w/ Councilman Baker
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Bridges--California--Los Angeles
Crowds--California--Los Angeles
Dedications--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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