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Title
Start of 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
Collection
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
US
Description
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.
Boys carrying block letters announcing the start of the Loyalty Day parade, followed by 2 automobiles and a marching band on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. Signs on commercial buildings read "Printing," "Trade Printing Co.," "Cherokee," "Law Printing," "American Type," and "The Koneta Rooms." A few spectators watch from the sidewalks.
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1429_1397
ark:/21198/zz002dbv98
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Entertainment
Culture
Commercial streets--California--Los Angeles
Broadway (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Parades & processions--California--Los Angeles
Events
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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