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David Plumpton teaches apprentice Robert Tobiasson about diamond mountings, Los Angeles, 1936
Date Created and/or Issued
March 15, 1936
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
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
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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