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Power Department workers paint fellow employes [sic] home
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph article dated March 21, 1961 partially reads, "Fred Weiss stood on his lawn Saturday and smiled happily at the activity about his house. Twenty of his fellow workers from the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power station at 14730 Saticoy St., Van Nuys, were using up 17 gallons of paint on his house and garage at 5635 Camellia Ave., North Hollywood. 'Heck,' said Weiss, who had a hernia operation two weeks ago, 'it would have taken me a month to do what they are doing.'" Fred Weiss, center, watches co-workers paint his home. They finished it in four hours.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Los Angeles (Calif.).--Department of Water and Power--Officials and employees
House painting--California--Los Angeles
House painting--Equipment and supplies
Painting--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
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