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Dawson's Book Shop on Figueroa Street
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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
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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.
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Dawson's Book Shop at 550 South Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles before being torn down. The Jonathan Club is at the far left and the Union Bank Building, designed by AC Martin Partners, is under construction.
1 photographic print :b&w ;24 x 16 cm.
Photographic prints
Shades of L.A. Collection; Shades of L.A.: British American Community
S-011-833 120
Dawson's Book Shop
Jonathan Club
Union Bank Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Union Bank (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Bookstores--California--Los Angeles
Signs and signboards--California--Los Angeles
Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles
Building construction--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Private clubs--California--Los Angeles
Parking lots--California--Los Angeles
AC Martin Partners
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Figueroa Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Shades of L.A. Collection photographs
Dawson, Muir.

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