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Photograph was edited for publication purposes.; Title supplied by cataloger. Photograph caption dated September 5, 1960 reads, "Ralph Harper, San Fernando City Councilman, and Ray Walker, superintendent of city's public works department, tackle a sticky situation as they try to scrape chewing gum from city's sidewalks. 'Operation Gum' was started by City Administrator Marshall Julian, working with City Beautification Committee. Harper, who first tried using a blow torch--it was in vain--joked, 'We'll get it off yet, by Gum!'"
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
00115050 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d016_f25_i27 CARL0005300931 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/52984
Harper, Ralph A Los Angeles (Calif.).--Department of Public Works--Officials and employees City council members--California--San Fernando Municipal officials and employees--California--San Fernando Men--California--San Fernando Sidewalks--Cleaning--California--San Fernando Cleaning--Equipment and supplies Stairs--California--San Fernando Office buildings--California--San Fernando Glass doors--California--San Fernando San Fernando (Calif.) Group portraits Portrait photographs Valley Times Collection photographs