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Opening of Thom McAn shoe store
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
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Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated September 1, 1959 reads, "Stocking-Cutting Opens Shoe Store. Pretty Darlene Tompkins presides at opening of new drive-in Thom McAn shoe-store at 8915 Woodman Ave., Pacoima, at which snipping of sheer pair of nylon stockings replaced traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony. Also taking part were Earl Erne, left, president of Pacoima Chamber of Commerce, and Warren Van Denplas, district director of Thom McAn shoe store chain."
1 photographic print :b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Tompkins, Darlene,--1940-
Thom McAn Shoe Company
Pacoima Chamber of Commerce--Presidents
Shoe stores--California--Los Angeles
Stores & shops--California--Pacoima (Los Angeles)
Beauty contestants--California--Los Angeles
Dedications--California--Pacoima (Los Angeles)
Men--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Pacoima (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
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