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Violet Cunning shows the camera a bottle and corks, Guasti, 1936
Date Created and/or Issued
April 23, 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.
Photograph appears with the article, "'Human Element' Still Rules Wine-Making Art, but Modern Science Lends Its Wizardry, Too," Los Angeles Times, 16 Dec 1935: 10.
The evolution of California wineries is looked at, specifically the world's largest vineyard "Italian Vineyard Company" spreading 5000 acres, owned by Mrs. Secundo Guasti, Jr.
Violet holds a bottle in one hand, showing the camera down the neck of the bottle and in the other hand holds three large corks.
Text from negative sleeve: 4971 - Interior shots of Guasti Winery in Ontario. 4/16/36 [stamped:] Apr 23 1936
Text from newspaper caption: It looks impossible but it isn't! These giant corks are soaked and then driven into the tiny necks of the champagne bottles when a weight falls on them. Violet Cunning is the girl.
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Wine industry--California--Guasti
Italian Vineyard Co
Cunning, Violet Maria, 1912-2000
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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