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Title supplied by cataloger. Ezequiel Padilla, Mexico's Secretary for Foreign Relations and former Washington ambassador, visited Los Angeles in May, 1945. During his visit, he was honored at a special Cinco de Mayo ceremony held at Los Angeles City Hall. Some other prominent guests at the event included: Mayor Fletcher Bowron, Mexican Consul General Col. Vicente Peralta, and Bishop Joseph T. McGucken. About forty thousand people attend a special Cinco de Mayo celebration held on the Spring Street steps of the Los Angeles City Hall. Mayor Fletcher Bowron (center) sits in the front row next to Dr. Ezequiel Padilla, who is sitting to the right of Vicente Peralta.
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00088671 Lucille Stewart Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection GPC_b15_f1_i29_N CARL0004965177 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/123629
Bowron, Fletcher,--1887-1968 Peralta, Vicente Padilla, Ezequiel,--1890-1971 Los Angeles City Hall (Los Angeles, Calif.) Statesmen--Mexico Politicians--Mexico Mayors--California--Los Angeles Crowds--California--Los Angeles Celebrations--California--Los Angeles Cinco de Mayo (Mexican holiday) City halls--California--Los Angeles