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Title
Legion, hospital team to build toys
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Contributor
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
1961
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Photograph was edited for publication purposes
The United States Veterans Administration Hospital, located at 13000 Sayre Street in Sylmar was the first Veterans Bureau hospital to be constructed on the Pacific Coast. It consisted of twenty buildings costing approximately $1,500,000 and had one of the finest tubercular institutions in the world. Upon completion, it could accommodated 232 beds, and in case of an emergency, could handle 1,000 cases. The American Legion medical committee headed by Dr. Browning, assisted the Veteran's Bureau in drawing the plans and superintending the work. The hospital stood until the earthquake on Feb. 9, 1971, when it collapsed. The site is now a tree-shaded park with a view of Pacoima Canyon and a plaque memorializing the quake's 65 dead.
Photograph caption dated August 31, 1961 reads, "John D. Alderman, left, director of San Fernando Veterans Hospital, looks over the results of an American Legion-hospital project to assemble hobby horses for hospitalized crippled children. Builder of toys is Legionnaire Ralph D. Lopez, front, who used the hospital's woodworking shop. Looking on is Legionnaire Lyman Waite, rear." Mr. John D. Alderman is actually pictured at right in photograph.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00116967
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d019_f7_i19
CARL0005338104
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/50913
Subject
American Legion
Veterans Administration Hospital (San Fernando, Calif.)
Veterans Administration Hospital (San Fernando, Calif.)--Employees
Hospitals--California--Sylmar (Los Angeles)
Veterans' hospitals--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Veterans--United States
Hobbyhorses--California--Los Angeles
Rocking horses--California--Los Angeles
Toys--California--Los Angeles
Pointing (Gesture)--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Sylmar (Los Angeles)
Sylmar (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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