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Peggy Mumper and Stephen Kirchner perform at the Orthopedic Hospital, Los Angeles, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
October 31, 1935
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.
A roomful of children in wheelchairs faces the dancers. Some are lying down in their chairs and others are in the upright position. Some have noise makers and masks. The curtains are covered with decorations featuring black cats, jack-o-lanterns, and owls.
This photograph appears with the headline, "Crippled Children at Hospital Join in Halloween Gayety," Los Angeles Times, 1 Nov 1935: A2.
13-year-old Richard Whitehead was shot in the abdomen by an unidentified person celebrating the holiday with gunshots.
Handwritten on negative: Halloween Party at Orthopedic Hospital 10- 31- 35
Text from negative sleeve: 2769 - Halloween Party Orthopedic Hospital 10-31-35 [stamped:] Nov 11 1935
Text from newspaper caption: Small patients of the Orthopedic Hospital had their fling, too, yesterday in observance of Halloween. Alhtought tick-tacks and things like that were out of the question, they did make enthusiastic use of masks, noise-makers and other paraphernalia in their eager participation. Stephen Kirchner and Peggy Mumper are shown in a dance before the youngsters.
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Decorations--California--Los Angeles
Sick children
Dancers--American--California--Los Angeles
Mumper, Peggy, b. 1923
Kirchner, Stephen, b. circa 1926
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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