Shades of L.A. is an archive of photographs representing the contemporary and historic diversity of families in Los Angeles. Images were chosen from family albums and include daily life, social organizations, work, personal and holiday celebrations, and migration and immigration activities. Made possible and accessible through the generous support of the Security Pacific National Bank, Sunlaw Cogeneration Partners, Photo Friends, California Council for the Humanities, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Images available for reproduction and educational use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/orderinguse.html for additional information. The contents of this collection are restricted to personal, research, and non-commercial use. The Library cannot share the personal and/or contact information of the donors, their descendants, or associates who contributed photographs and oral histories to the collection.
The S.S. Catalina, known as "The Great White Steamer," was laid down on December 26, 1923, christened on May 3, 1924, and took its maiden voyage on June 30, 1924. The 301-foot ship, originally built at a cost of $1 million dollars, was in service from 1924 and carried about 25 million passengers between Los Angeles and Avalon Harbor until she was retired on September 14, 1975. The Catalina has been recognized as a Historic-Cultural Monument, #213, and is a California State Historic Landmark. She was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. Passengers arrive at Avalon, Santa Catalina Island aboard the S.S. Catalina. William Hill is the man at center, left (hat off).
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00002097 Shades of L.A. Collection; Shades of L.A.: African American Community S-001-757 120 CARL0000016898 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/76216
S.S. Catalina (Ship) Passenger ships--California--Avalon California State Historic Landmarks Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments Santa Catalina Island (Calif.) Avalon (Calif.) Group portraits Portrait photographs Shades of L.A. Collection photographs Shades of L.A. African American photographs