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Horses are hobby of Valley girl
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph article dated August 31, 1950 partially reads, "The horse is here to stay in the Mahler family. Cowgirl Alice Mahler of Pacoima is the latest limb of an English family tree that dates back 400 years in the breeding, raising and riding of horses. Alice certainly goes all out for her equestrian hobby. She not only is an expert rider, including stunt riding and trip roping, but paints horse and cowboy scenes in oils and designs and embroiders horses on her more than two dozen parade costumes and shirts. Her golden palomino horse, Little Giant, is the model for many of her paintings and designs." Photograph caption reads, "Fancy duds - Western regalia is embroidered by Alice Maher [sic]. Horse care and training has been family avocation of her family for past 400 years, dating back to England."; See image #00136643 for additional photo in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Horsemen and horsewomen--California--Los Angeles
Horse owners--California--Los Angeles
Horses--Breeding--California--Los Angeles
Horses--California--Los Angeles
Palomino horse
Decoration and ornament--Western influences
Western saddles--California--Los Angeles
Clothing and dress--California--Los Angeles
Costume--California--Los Angeles
Cowgirls--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Pacoima (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
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