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Title
Mayor P. H. McQuillen reads a message from Ellen Highsmith's homing pigeon, Los Angeles, 1936
Date Created and/or Issued
April 5, 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.
Mayor McQuillen reads a tiny piece of paper while Ellen Highsmith stands behind him holding a pigeon in her cupped hands.
Photograph appears with the headline, "Pigeon Carries Bid to Upland," Los Angeles Times, 05 Apr 1936: A15.
Handwritten on negative: Left to R. Mayor P. H. McQuillen Ellen Highsmith
Text from negative sleeve: 4661- A pigeon that left the new Times Building tower yesterday at 11 a.m., carried an important message to the Mayor, Chamber of Commerce and residents of Upland-an invitation to inspect The Times' Building next Thursday between 2:30 and 9 p.m. The bird was received officially by Mayor P. H. McQuillen, shown in the picture with Miss Ellen Highsmith. 4-6-36 [stamped:] Apr 9 1936
Text from newspaper caption: A pigeon that left the new Times Building tower yesterday at 11 a.m., carried an important message to the Mayor, Chamber of Commerce and residents of Upland-an invitation to inspect The Times' Building next Thursday between 2:30 and 9 p.m. The bird was received officially by Mayor P. H. McQuillen, shown in the picture with Miss Ellen Highsmith.
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1429_13869
ark:/21198/zz002j7bsk
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Young adults--California--Upland
Mayors--California--Upland
Homing pigeons--California
Highsmith, Ellen, 1919-1983
McQuillen, P. H., (Mayor)
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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