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Mardi Gras masks
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Wilde, William H
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
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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In 1949, Holy Family Services was founded by Delores Hope, wife of comedian Bob Hope. Originally named Holy Family Adoption Service, the agency was established to help find permanent adoptive homes for orphaned and at risk youth, and for infant children whose mothers could no longer care for them.
Photograph caption dated January 21, 1959 reads "Valley members of Holy Family Adoption Workers inspect jeweled masks made for ladies attending Jan. 30 Mardi Gras in international ballroom of Beverly Hilton. From left are Mmes. John A. Simpson, Carl Ver Heyen Jr. and Joseph Chaix. Event will aid adoption agency."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Holy Family Services (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Women--California--San Fernando Valley
Volunteers--California--San Fernando Valley
Masks--California--San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Valley Times Collection photographs
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