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Policewoman Gladys Young and Sgt. J. W. Wood
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph article dated December 22, 1960 partially reads, "Like most women, Gladys Young finds Christmas her busiest time of the year. Unlike most, however, Gladys is not busy with last minute shopping, but with last minute shoplifters. Gladys is the only woman investigator in the detective bureau of the Los Angeles Police Department...Gladys who now works in partnership on shoplifting with Sgt. J. W. Wood, has been a policewoman since 1944. She first became interested in the work while a secretary for the FBI. After spending one year doing jail duty and juvenile work, she was transfered to the detective bureau. During the past 15 years she has dealt with thousands of shoplifters in Los Angeles."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Los Angeles (Calif.).--Police Department
Los Angeles (Calif.).--Police Department--Officials and employees
Detectives--California--San Fernando Valley
Police--California--San Fernando Valley
Policewomen--California--San Fernando Valley
Women--California--San Fernando Valley
Men--California--San Fernando Valley
Wall maps
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
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