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Girl and man, Ventura School for Girls, Ventura, 1921
Watson, George R., 1892-1977
Date Created and/or Issued
March 1, 1921
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
This photograph, cropped to show only the girl, appears with the article “Girls Plotted to Burn Whole School, Escape. Ventura Revolt Laid to Hearst’s Attacks on Institution; Mutiny is Quelled, But More Girls Get Away,” Los Angeles Times, 2 Mar. 1921
The Ventura School for Girls was established as a correctional facility in 1913, housing girls formerly incarcerated at the Whittier State Reformatory, and in 1962 was moved to Camarillo as part of the California Youth Authority. The location is in northwestern Ventura, later the site of Vista Del Mar Hospital.
Girl in skirt and middy blouse, hand on head, turned to face man in shirt, trousers, and hat, both walking on sidewalk between buildings, with stairs in background and wire mesh enclosure at right
Text from newspaper caption: In Spectacular Revolt at Ventura State Girls’ School. On her way back from County Jail. At the end of the girls’ mutiny at Ventura yesterday. Photos by George R. Watson, Times staff photographer, at the Ventura County Jail and the California State School for Girls there
Text from nitrate negative sleeve: California State School for Girls
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Prison riots--California--Ventura
Ventura School for Girls (Ventura, Calif.)
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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