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Old Posted Aug 3, 2014, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Lorendoc View Post

Here is a (very) minor puzzle.


The only information associated with this photo is a date, 1937, and a caption: "Crowd of Workers Gathered for a Strike." I wondered if it were possible to figure out what strike it was?


So it seems we're looking east on E. 7th street towards Alameda from Central, although I could be fooled by the perspective. At the SE corner of E. 7th and Central is the Los Angeles Union [Wholesale] Terminal Market (mentioned back on page 747 in the thread), which would be a plausible locus for labor disturbances.
I think you're spot on with the location, Lorendoc. It looks like the picture was taken by the warehouse nearest the market on E 7th Street. Here's a current view showing the doorway from the picture above.


A smaller version of the aerial below has previously been posted by e_r. It shows the warehouses on E 7th and the gasometer on Alameda circa 1930-1935.

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