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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
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