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Traditional ceremony
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 caption dated October 17, 1958 reads, "City Councilman James C. Corman, center, presents Mortician Samuel E. Willen, right, with a gold-plated shovel for use in ground-breaking ceremonies for the new Willen Mortuary at 5965 Van Nuys Boulevard, Van Nuys. Willen Vice President Ralph G. Pollack, left, ponders other uses for shovel."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Corman, James C.--(James Charles),--1920-2000
Ground breaking ceremonies--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Dedications--California--Los Angeles
Undertakers and undertaking--California--Los Angeles
City council members--California--Los Angeles
Plaques, plaquettes--California--Los Angeles
Funeral homes--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Time Period

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