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Woman at pottery company
Alternative Title
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
[ca. 1928]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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.
Initially built in 1901 for the Art Tile Factory, Gladding, McBean and Company purchased the facility on Los Feliz Boulevard in 1922. The factory remained open until 1985 and was eventually demolished. A shopping center, containing restaurants, a Costco, Toys R Us, and Best Buy, was later built on the site.
Women workers at the Gladding-McBean Pottery Company. Rebecca Sanchez is at far left and Melissa Soto is 2nd from left.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Shades of L.A. Collection; Shades of L.A.: Mexican American Community
S-003-374 120
Gladding, McBean and Company
Gladding, McBean and Company--Employees
Ceramics factories--California--Los Angeles
Women employees--California--Los Angeles
Ceramic industries--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Atwater Village (Los Angeles)
Atwater Village (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Shades of L.A. Collection photographs
Shades of L.A. Mexican American photographs
Torres, Armida

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