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Mrs. Valerie Smythe at 92nd birthday celebration, Los Angeles, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
Aug 12, 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.
Mrs. Valerie Smythe of Los Angeles celebrates her 92nd birthday party at a reception thrown by her descendents. Mrs. Smythe emigrated to the United States from France in 1875, and lived in San Francisco until moving to Los Angeles in 1915.
Photograph published with article: "Children Attend Great-Grandma's Birthday Party," Los Angeles Times, 14 Aug. 1935: A7
Handwritten on negative: [at bottom] Mrs. Valerie Smythe
Text from newspaper caption: In Ninety-Second Year. Mrs. Valerie Smythe is here cutting her birthday cake at the reunion of her descendents which marked celebration of her ninety-second anniversary.
Text on negative sleeve: 1629 - Aug 22 1935; Mrs. Valerie Smythe, (92 year old [?]) 8/12/35
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Birthdays--California--Los Angeles
Birthday parties
Birthday cakes
Older people--California--Los Angeles
Smythe, Valerie, 1843-1938
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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