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Pumpkin royalty reign
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Brich, George
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 November 20, 1961 reads, "Janice Lee Ortieb, 4, 11204 Monagram St., Granada Hills and Patricia Lynn Barlow, 16, 16649 McKeever St., Granada Hills, have been elected the Valley's first Pumpkin Princess and Pumpkin Queen at the Balboa Mission Center. The girls will reign through Thanksgiving Eve from a throne inside a $15,000 custom-built Pumpkin House at the Balboa Mission Shopping Center, Balboa and San Fernando Mission boulevards, Granada Hills. More than 52,000 ballots were cast at the center in the Pumpkin elections."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Balboa Mission Shopping Center (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Beauty contestants--California--Los Angeles
Teenage girls--California--Los Angeles
Girls--California--Los Angeles
Awards--California--Los Angeles
Pumpkins--California--Los Angeles
Tiaras--California--Los Angeles
Shopping centers--California--Los Angeles
Granada Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
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