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Picnic at Sycamore Grove Park
Alternative Title
Shades of L.A. Photo Collection
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
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1898
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and educational use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at for additional information.
The contents of this collection are restricted to personal, research, and non-commercial use. The Library cannot share the personal and/or contact information of the donors, their descendants, or associates who contributed photographs and oral histories to the collection.
Title supplied by cataloger.; Image is a reproduction.
Marjorie Amalia Aquilino was born December 12, 1914 to parents Leonard and Della Aquilino. Marjorie's family were long-time Angelenos dating back several generations. Her great-grandfather Stephen Lagomarsino opened the first dairy in LA called the Calla Lily. The family continued to operate a cattle and dairy business in Chavez Ravine until 1967, when they were forced to sell their land. Marjorie's grandfather Joseph planted the first trees in Elysian Park. Marjorie went on to become a beloved principal in several elementary schools in LAUSD before retiring in 1983. She died at the age of 102 on January 30, 2017. A scholarship was established in her honor called the Marjorie Aquilino Memorial Scholarship to assist undergraduate students at UCLA.
A picnic scene at Sycamore Grove Park with tents and a carousel in the background.
1 photographic print :b&w ;18 x 24 cm.
Photographic prints
Shades of L.A. Collection; Shades of L.A.: Italian American Community
S-013-514 120
Parks--California--Highland Park (Los Angeles)
Tents--California--Los Angeles
Crowds--California--Los Angeles
Highland Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Sycamore Grove Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Shades of L.A. Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Shades of L.A. Italian American photographs
Time Period
Aquilino, Marjorie

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