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Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds. This photograph appears with the photospread titled, “Los Angeles Lapidaries Furnish America with Rarest and Most Exquisitely Set Gems,” Los Angeles Times, 15 Mar. 1936: A1. Handwritten on negative: David Plumpton, Robert Tobiasson. Text from negative sleeve: 4482—David Plumpton, Robert Tobiasson, Diamond Cutting in LA. 3/1/36. [Stamped:] MAR 25 1936. Text from newspaper caption: Under the skillful instructions of David Plumpton, left, oldest diamond polisher in the trade. Robert Tobiasson, 20-year-old apprentice, is learning to distinguish various cuts of diamonds and their mountings.
b&w nitrate negative
Diamonds--California--Los Angeles Jewelers--California--Los Angeles Jewelry making--California--Los Angeles Tobiasson, Robert, b.1915 Plumpton, David, 1857-1937