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A car takes out a lamp post in an accident on the rain-soaked streets of Glendale, circa 1930s. Photographed by the Glendale Police Department. Be careful out there. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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A group of men in front of an Elgin motorized street sweeper, the first one purchased by the City of Glendale, circa 1930s. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Prohibition bust in Glendale, March 22, 1928. This cache of bootlegger paraphernalia used during prohibition was stored in the Glendale Police Department jail after a raid. The bust occurred at the Comalt Company, a beverage producer in Glendale. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Glendale anti-incorporation political propaganda postcard, 1906. One of four political postcards mailed out by the Verdugo Improvement Association to educate the public on the cons of Glendale incorporating into its own city. Glendale incorporated later that year. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

President Gerald Ford visits Glendale in 1976 to help give the "Annual Days of Verdugo Festival" an impressive send-off, 1976. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.