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Siblings portrait
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
Circa 1963
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.
Title supplied by cataloger.; Image is a reproduction.
Remedus Laborado Altar, who was of Chinese, Philipino, and Spanish descent, was born August 16, 1926 in Hawaii. Her father had come to Hawaii at the age of 17 to work for the Dole Plantations. He was drafted during WWII. He met his wife (Remy's mother) while studying at Mid-Pacific Institute. Remy moved to Los Angeles in 1952. She received her master's degree in teaching and administration from USC in 1969. She married Raymond Altar and raised her three children Michael, Lei-Ann, and Kevin in the Los Feliz neighborhood before moving to La Canada Flintridge. Remy enjoyed a 30 career as a teacher and administrator at LAUSD and was later elected to the Calfornia Senior Legislature, a volunteer organization that advocates for Seniors. Remy passed away July 1, 2015 surrounded by friends and family. Her family asked that donations be made in her name to Descanso Gardens.
Siblings Kevin, Lei-Ann and Michael at home in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles.
1 photographic print :color ;15 x 10 cm.
Photographic prints
Shades of L.A. Collection; Shades of L.A.: Chinese American Community; Shades of L.A.: Spanish American Community; Shades of L.A.: Filipino American Community
S-014-467 120
Brothers and sisters--California--Los Angeles
Children--California--Los Angeles
Families--California--Los Angeles
West Adams (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Shades of L.A. Collection photographs
Shades of L.A. Chinese American photographs
Shades of L.A. Filipino American photographs
Group portraits
Time Period
Altar, Remy L.

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