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
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Group photo of Sam Balucas's family taken on the back porch of the family home in Selma, Calif. From left to right: Donnie Bilar, Sam's half-brother; Philip Ventura, Sam's half-brother; Catherine Bilar Auntentico, Sam's half-sister; 3 unidentified family friends; Sam Balucas; and Sam's mother, Margarita Pilar Bilar Ventura Cordova Balucas (her married names).