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Alvi family portrait
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Shades of L.A. Photo Collection
Shades of L.A. is an archive of photographs representing the contemporary and historic diversity of families in Los Angeles. Images were chosen from family albums and include daily life, social organizations, work, personal and holiday celebrations, and migration and immigration activities. Made possible and accessible through the generous support of the Security Pacific National Bank, Sunlaw Cogeneration Partners, Photo Friends, California Council for the Humanities, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Images available for reproduction and educational use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at for additional information.
The contents of this collection are restricted to personal, research, and non-commercial use. The Library cannot share the personal and/or contact information of the donors, their descendants, or associates who contributed photographs and oral histories to the collection.
Portrait of the Alvi family. From left to right: Dana Alvi; daughter, Rebekah; son, Feroz; and husband, Zahoor M. Alvi (an Indian immigrant). Included in the portrait is the family dog named Magda. Dog is a rare Hungarian Kuvasz puppy which Dana Alvi saved from extinction in the U.S. She entered her in AKC shows to prevent the elimination of the breed from the American Kennel Club.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Shades of L.A. Collection; Shades of L.A.: German American Community
S-012-202 120
Families--California--Los Angeles
Dogs--California--Los Angeles
Sheep dogs--California--Los Angeles
Children--California--Los Angeles
Shades of L.A. Collection photographs
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Shades of L.A. German American photographs
Time Period
Alvi, Dana.

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