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Westview Hospital event at Club Alabam
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 1938
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.
Members of the Westview Hospital Women's Guild stand in front of the stage at Club Alabam, a nightclub at 42nd and Central Avenue. Verna is the fifth from right. The racially integrated hospital, planned for 54th and Main Streets, was never built due to a lack of money; the land was paid for and a basement was put in but there wasn't enough for the building.
1 photographic print :b&w ;20 x 24 cm.
Photographic prints
Shades of L.A. Collection; Shades of L.A.: African American Community
A-006-192 4x5
Club Alabam (Los Angeles, Calif.)
St. Augustine Westview Hospital (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Fund raising--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles--Societies and clubs
Nightclubs--California--Los Angeles
Central Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Shades of L.A. Collection photographs
Shades of L.A. African American photographs
Group portraits
Time Period
Williams, Verna.

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