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Break ground for Painters' Local
Alternative Title
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
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph caption dated April 4, 1956 reads, "Chester Baker, kneeling left, contractor for new $50,000 Painters Local 1595 administration and assembly hall in Van Nuys, and Ernest Weber, kneeling right, president of local, take part in ground-breaking ceremonies for building at 14560 Calvert St. Others, from left, are Lee B. Brown, Lionel Johnson, William Stethem, Roy Strickland, business representative, D.T. Satre, executive secretary, Si Finwall and Art White."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers of America.--Local 1595 (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Painters, Industrial--Labor unions--California--Los Angeles
Labor unions--California--Los Angeles
Labor union members--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Ground breaking ceremonies--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Signs and signboards--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period

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