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Seventh and Broadway on V-J day
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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On August 6, 1945 the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima and on August 9, 1945 on the city of Nagasaki. These actions shocked the country and prompted Emperor Hirohito to order the Supreme Council for the Direction of the War to accept the terms the Allies had set down in the Potsdam Declaration for ending the war. On August 14, 1945, it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally. Both August 14 and 15 have been known as "V-J Day" or "Victory over Japan Day." The term has also been used for September 2, 1945, when Japan formally surrendered aboard the U.S.S. Missouri, anchored in Tokyo Bay.
The large crowd of men and women is in the street and on the sidewalks, smiling and waving to the camera in an overhead shot. A few people are holding papers that read "Japan quits" and "Full surrender is made by Japanese." Several cars are caught in the crowd. Streetcar railroad tracks can be seen in the street. Photograph dated August 15, 1945.
1 photographic print :b&w ;28 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 10985
World War, 1939-1945
V-J Day, 1945
Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles
Crowds--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
American newspapers--California--Los Angeles
Street-railroad tracks--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Sidewalks--California--Los Angeles
Litter (Trash)--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Broadway (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Seventh Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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