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Title supplied by cataloger. John H. Francis Polytechnic High School opened in 1905, a satellite of Los Angeles High School. It is the second oldest high school in the city. Originally located in Downtown Los Angeles, in February 1957 Polytechnic moved to its present site at 12430 Roscoe Boulevard, in Sun Valley. Former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley was an alumnus. Photograph caption dated November 12, 1957 reads "Dummy car aids teaching. Darlene Tompkins, 17, sits behind wheel of 'drivo-trainer,' dummy car loaned to city schools by national insurance company to test effectiveness in teaching student drivers. Students learn manual and foot operations of car, later practice them in regular autos. Schroeder says students are taught more economically using dummy car. Instructor is Louis Bernoff. Other students, from left, are Larry Walker, 16, Don Thetford, 17, and Tom Petersen, 16." The Drivotrainer was an automobile driving simulator developed by the Aetna Insurance Company.; See images #00146845 through #00146849 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
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