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Phone repairmen save little Lori
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph article dated September 5, 1963 partially reads, "Tragedy seemed remote as the baby and her great-grandmother enjoyed a warm afternoon airing. Happily riding in her stroller, little Lori Kline, 14 months old, innocently pulled a holly leaf from a bush and quick as a flash stuffed it in her mouth. It lodged in her throat. The brittle leaf's sharp points caused the tiny tot to gag and grasp, battling for air. The panic-stricken woman grabbed the child and rushed for the street, yelling for help as she ran. Two Pacific Telephone repairmen dropped their work and came a-running. With admirable common sense, one of them up-ended Lori while the other reached into her throat and extracted the dangerous, prickly leaf. Mrs. Esther Rapp credits the men with saving her great-granddaughter's life, and thanks God they were near enough to help." Pictured are hero repairmen, Harry Hilliard (left) and Rex Nance.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 13 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company--Employees
Telephone companies--California--Los Angeles--Employees
Respiratory emergencies--California--Los Angeles
Lifesaving--California--Los Angeles
Vans--California--Los Angeles
Rescues--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
North Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs

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