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Navy lights

Navy lights

May 25, 1946: Battleships, cruisers, aircraft carriers, destroyers and other Navy craft throw a 40-minute light display into the night sky above the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports as Foreign Trade Week comes to a close.

Southern California civic, educational, trade and labor organizations held a series of programs emphasizing the importance of world trade — and the benefits of shipping through the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports.

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TECH NOTES:

This image was most likely shot with a Speed Graphic camera mounted on a tripod for a long exposure.

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