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Official opening
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph caption dated October 22, 1955 reads, "Bob Wilkensen [sic], city councilman, wields a huge pair of shears to cut the ribbon officially opening Occidental Bank's new West Van Nuys Branch at 16926 Saticoy St. Helping in the ceremony are, left to right; Henry Marshall, vice president and manager of the branch; Mark Thoresen, vice president and director; Geo. A. Thatcher, president; Hobart W. Faulkner, executive vice president and cashier; Dale Coble, president West Van Nuys Chamber of Commerce, and Judge Julian Beck, director. The main office of Occidental Bank is in Valley Plaza, North Hollywood. It was opened a year and a half ago."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Wilkinson, Robert
Occidental Savings and Commercial Bank (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Occidental Savings and Commercial Bank (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Employees
West Van Nuys Chamber of Commerce--Presidents
Banks and banking--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Branch banks--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Bank buildings--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Dedications--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
City council members--California--Los Angeles
Savings banks--Officials and employees
Bank employees--California--Los Angeles
Businessmen--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs

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