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Religious articles recovered
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Hyde, Alan
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 was edited for publication purposes
Photograph caption dated January 2, 1962 reads, "Det. Edward J. Podroza is shown with chalices and rosaries." The article partially reads, "Van Nuys police have arrested five teenagers, including two girls, who allegedly desecrated a Catholic church and stole $1,700 worth of religious articles. Most of the items stolen from St. Elizabeth [sic] Church, 6628 Cedros Ave., Van Nuys, last Friday were recovered - a $1,400 tabernacle removed from the altar, three cups used in celebrating the Mass, statues of the Virgin Mary and infant Jesus and a number of rosaries and medallions."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
St. Elisabeth Catholic Church (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Crime--California--San Fernando Valley
Theft--California--San Fernando Valley
Detectives--California--San Fernando Valley
Men--California--San Fernando Valley
Chalices--California--San Fernando Valley
Beads--Religious aspects--Catholic Church
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period

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