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Title
Female employees at Soldier's Home in West Los Angeles
Date Created and/or Issued
1929
Contributing Institution
Huntington Library
Collection
Photographs
Rights Information
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Description
Group portrait of women who worked at the Soldiers' Home (formally called the Pacific Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers) in Sawtelle, West Los Angeles, California (location called Santa Monica when first established). Identified on back of print as "mess hall" employees, but possibly nurses.
Title devised from note on verso. Date transcribed from verso. "Mess Hall employees. Soldier's Home in West Los Angeles, 1929"--text, handwritten in pencil on verso. The Pacific Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, a domicile and hospital for Union veterans of the Civil War, opened west of Los Angeles in 1888 on land donated by real-estate developers. Senator John Jones of Santa Monica helped develop the facility. Barrett Villa Tract, a development of small plots later renamed Sawtelle, was established outside the south gate of the Soldiers’ Home. (- Source: "The Soldiers’ City: Sawtelle, California, 1897–1922" by Cheryl L. Wilkinson, Southern Calif. Quarterly, Vol. 95 No. 2, Summer 2013)
Type
Image
Format
image/jpeg
Extent
1 photograph : print ; sheet 8.7 x 13.7 cm (postcard format)
Identifier
photCL_555
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15150coll2/id/20171
Subject
Employees
Soldiers homes
Photographs. (aat)
Group portraits. (aat)
Place
West Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Source
Photographs, Huntington Digital Library

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