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Title
Phone girls aid Santa
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Contributor
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
1954
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys at Christmas to needy children. The program was founded in 1947 by reservist Major Bill Hendricks. It began as a local charitable effort in Los Angeles. The initial effort was so successful that Toys for Tots launched a national campaign in 1948.
Photograph caption dated December 8, 1954 reads "Plant department employes (sic) of Van Nuys office of Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co. line up dolls they will add to district collection for hospitals, orphanages in Los Angeles ares. Girls buy dolls, dress them and contribute money to fund for other toys. This is fourth year they have celebrated holiday with toys for tots campaign."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00133411
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d040_f7_i8
CARL0005579012
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/63887
Subject
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company--Employees
Women--California--Los Angeles
Telephone companies--California--Los Angeles--Employees
Dolls--California--Los Angeles
Tables--California--Los Angeles
Lamps--California--Los Angeles
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period
1951-1960

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