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Pallbearers carry the coffin of Arthur Letts toward a funeral wagon at Holmby House, Los Angeles, 1923
Date Created and/or Issued
[May 21, 1923]
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.
Pallbearers carry the flower-covered coffin of Arthur Letts to a hearse at his estate, Holmby House. The wooden sides of the hearse have bas-relief carving in the form of trompe l'oeil curtains framed by classicizing columns. The Tudor style mansion is visible behind the hearse.
Arthur Letts founded the Broadway Department Store and was a philanthropist. His Hollywood residence, Holmby House, was an estate with formal gardens in the Los Feliz neighborhood, bounded by Franklin Avenue, Vermont Avenue, Los Feliz Boulevard and Laughlin Park. His widow demolished the gardens in 1927 and developed the property.
Text from negative sleeve: Letts, Arthur
b&w nitrate negative
Pallbearers--California--Los Angeles
Funeral rites & ceremonies--California--Los Angeles
Hearses--California--Los Angeles
Mansions--California--Los Angeles
Letts, Arthur, 1862-1923
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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