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Title
Wedding at the Plaza Church
Alternative Title
Shades of L.A. Photo Collection
Contributor
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 1917
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and educational use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/orderinguse.html 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.
Description
Title supplied by cataloger.; Image is a reproduction.
Mission Nuestra Sen~ora Reina de los Angeles (Church of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels), was founded on September 4, 1781 by a group of Spanish settlers. The church was considered an asistencia ("sub-mission") of Mission San Gabriel Arca´ngel. Priests from Mission San Gabriel divided their time between the mission and the Asistencia site, but ultimately the installation was never granted mission status and the missionaries eventually abandoned the site. The surrounding area was named El Pueblo de Nuestra Sen~ora la Reina de los Angeles del Ri´o de Porciu´ncula ("The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels on the River Porciu´ncula", which is the present-day City of Los Angeles). A chapel, La Iglesia de Nuestra Sen~ora Reina de los Angeles, was later erected and dedicated on December 8, 1822, and for years served as the sole Roman Catholic church in the Pueblo. It is the oldest church in the city of Los Angeles. It was dedicated as California Historic Landmark #144.
A wedding at the Plaza Church in downtown Los Angeles. Maria Bidart Erramauspe is the bride. Several members of the Bidart family, originally from the Basque region in France and early settlers in Los Angeles, are present.
Type
image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;17 x 24 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00012100
Shades of L.A. Collection; Shades of L.A.: Basque American Community; Shades of L.A.: French American Community
S-012-712 120
CARL0005008231
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/80629
Subject
Plaza Church (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Brides--California--Los Angeles
Bridegrooms--California--Los Angeles
Weddings--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Church buildings--California--Los Angeles
Catholic churches--California--Los Angeles
Wedding clothing & dress
Families--California--Los Angeles
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Shades of L.A. Basque American photographs
Shades of L.A. French American photographs
Shades of L.A. Collection photographs
Time Period
1911-1920
Source
Bryant, Karen.

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