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Title
Mildred Howell Lewis, winner of the 1896 Fiesta de las Flores of Los Angeles, 1936
Date Created and/or Issued
April 4, 1936
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
US
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu. Phone: (310) 825-4988
Description
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Photograph appears with the article, "Long-Lost Gift Found," Los Angeles Times, 03 Apr 1936: A1.
Mildred Howell Lewis was crowned queen of the third Los Angeles Fiesta de las Flores in 1896, but lost the medal that went along with the honor, until it was discovered recently by two blacksmiths shifting through ash heaps recently in Santa Ana.
A closer photograph of Mrs. Lewis sitting in partial profile on the day of her award.
Text from negative sleeve: 4612 - Mrs Mildred Howell Lewis 1896 Fiesta Queen 4/2/36 [stamped:] Apr 9 – 1936
Text from newspaper caption: Mrs. Mildred Howell Lewis is shown above as reigning queen of the third Los Angeles Fiesta de las Flores forty years ago, and on the right as she appears now. A medal awarded her as Fiesta Queen in 1896 was found in a Santa Ana ash heap and returned to her.
Handwritten on negative: Mrs Mildred Howell Lewis 4/2/36
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1429_13812
ark:/21198/zz002j78t4
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Awards
Medals
Portrait photographs
Crowns
Lewis, Mildred Howell, b. 1873
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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