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Grauman's float in the Loyalty Day Parade inaugurating Boys' Week, Los Angeles, 1926
Date Created and/or Issued
May 1, 1926
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
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.
The Boys' Week Loyalty Day parade is reported in the article, "Young Manhood Proudly Flaunts Its Banner; Youth Holds Sway In City, Monster Parade of Los Angeles Boys Ushers in Week Dedicated to Future Citizens," Los Angeles Times, May 2, 1926.
"Boys' Week" was first held in New York City in 1920. By the mid 1920's it was held in 600 locations in 25 countries. By 1928 there were 3,000 events. In 1934 Boys’ Week officially be-came known as Youth Week. In 1936 it was renamed Boys’ and Girls’ Week. One of the features of Boys' Week was to have High School boys accompany adults around businesses, municipal offices and the like and then actually run them on the last day.
View of a float in the Loyalty Day Parade with 3 riders, two in colonial period costumes playing drums, a U.S. flag, a broken wagon wheel, and signs reading "Grauman's Egyptian Theatre..," "Graumans ...The Big Parade, Last Week." Spectators watch from sidewalk. Signs on a commercial building at 101 address read "Pacific Furniture Company," "Meubles al Contado y en Abonos."
Text from negative sleeve: Boys Week Parade. 1926.
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Parades & processions--California--Los Angeles
Floats (Parades)--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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