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Title
Patients get TV set
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Contributor
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
Date Created and/or Issued
1960
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
The United States Veterans Administration Hospital, located at 13000 Sayre Street in Sylmar was the first Veterans Bureau hospital to be constructed on the Pacific Coast. It consisted of twenty buildings costing approximately $1,500,000 and had one of the finest tubercular institutions in the world. Upon completion, it could accommodated 232 beds, and in case of an emergency, could handle 1,000 cases. The American Legion medical committee headed by Dr. Browning, assisted the Veteran's Bureau in drawing the plans and superintending the work. The hospital stood until the earthquake on Feb. 9, 1971, when it collapsed. The site is now a tree-shaded park with a view of Pacoima Canyon and a plaque memorializing the quake's 65 dead.
Photograph caption dated May 3, 1960 reads, "A new 21-inch television set was presented to patients in Ward 12 at the Veterans Administration Hospital, San Fernando, by Mrs. Lynn Crown, president of the Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary Post No. 650. From left are patients Harold Jaeger, Frank Mosby and George Lepetich."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00116963
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d019_f7_i15
CARL0005338100
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/50909
Subject
Veterans Administration Hospital (San Fernando, Calif.)
Jewish War Veterans of the United States, Inc.--Post No. 650--Presidents
Hospitals--California--Sylmar (Los Angeles)
Veterans' hospitals--California--Los Angeles
Veterans--United States
Men--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Women veterans--California--Los Angeles
Patients--California--Los Angeles
Televisions
Cabinets (Case furniture)--California--Los Angeles
Draperies--California--Los Angeles
Interiors--California--Sylmar (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Sylmar (Los Angeles)
Sylmar (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs

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