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Break ground
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
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
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph caption dated May 17, 1962 reads "Break ground - Richard Wolfe, foreground, vice president and general manager of Zodys Quality Discount department Store, receives expert help from 2-year-old Janet Benson, Canoga Park, at groundbreaking ceremonies for new Zodys at Roscoe and Topanga Canyon Blvds., Canoga Park. Also participating are, from left, Howard Speer, Canoga Park Chamber of Commerce president; Mrs. Francis Lederer; Bonnie Gear, Miss Canoga Park; Francis Lederer, honorary Canoga Park mayor; James Liebman, Zodys developer, and Lee Freedman, Zodys vice president of store operations."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Lederer, Francis,--1899-2000
Lederer, Francis,--1899-2000--Family
Canoga Park Chamber of Commerce--Presidents
Men--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Children--California--Los Angeles
Preschool children--California--Los Angeles
Girls--California--Los Angeles
Real estate developers--California--Los Angeles
Municipal officials and employees, Honorary--California--Canoga Park (Los Angeles)
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Beauty contestants--California--Los Angeles
Ground breaking ceremonies--California--Canoga Park (Los Angeles)
Building sites--California--Los Angeles
Department stores--California--Los Angeles
Shovels--California--Los Angeles
Pails--California--Los Angeles
Toys--California--Los Angeles
Sashes (Clothing)--California--Los Angeles
Roscoe Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Topanga Canyon Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Canoga Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period

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