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Title
Woman and child with yo-yo
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Creator
Curtis, Rolland J
Contributor
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1965
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
Rolland Joseph 'Speedy' Curtis was born in Louisiana in 1922. After serving three years in the Marines during World War II, he and his wife, Gloria, relocated from New Orleans to Los Angeles in 1946. Curtis served four years with the Los Angeles Police Department, but resigned from the force in order to pursue both a Bachelor's and Master's degree from USC. He later became involved in city politics, as an associate of Sam Yorty, and later a field deputy to City Council members Billy Mills and Tom Bradley. He was briefly director of the Model Cities program in 1973. Rolland J. Curtis died in his home in 1979, the victim of a homicide. An affordable housing complex on Exposition Blvd. near Vermont Ave. was named in his honor in 1981, along with a nearby street and park.
An unidentified woman wearing a three-piece ensemble and holding a purse stands with a child, most likely her daughter, who is wearing a white sailor dress and can be seen holding a yo-yo. Photograph possibly taken at a Baby Contest and Fashion Revue, an event held with some frequency during the decade as a fundraiser. No further information has been given. Photograph circa 1965. See images 00119566 through 00119573 for additional photos in this series.
Type
image
Format
1 negative : safety ; 10 x 13 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Identifier
00119571
Rolland J. Curtis Collection
RC_0069.06
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/136663
Subject
African American women
African American girls
African American children
Mothers and daughters
Women
Girls
Children
Children's clothing
Clothing and dress
Handbags
Yo-yos
Contests
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Time Period
1960-1969
Source
Curtis, Gloria

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