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Title
Birmingham Hospital
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Contributor
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
Date Created and/or Issued
1950
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.
Description
Authorized by War Department General Order 48 on August 24 1943, Van Nuys General Hospital opened in early 1944 to serve as both a general and debarkation hospital. It was soon renamed in honor of Brigadier General Henry Patrick Birmingham (1854-1932), Medical Corps, U.S. Army. Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital operated until 1950 and was acquired by Los Angeles City Schools a year or two later for the token price of $1.00. In 1953, Birmingham High School opened as a 7-12 grade school. Part of the high school campus was used as an air defense missile battalion headquarters from April 1956 to November 1968.
An unidentified man can be seen standing next to a gurney that sits adjacent to a large machine. It is possible this is a type of x-ray machine. Photograph dated July 6, 1950.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00111199
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d010_f35_i10
CARL0005254373
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/45705
Subject
Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Veterans' hospitals--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Hospitals--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Men--California--Los Angeles
Interiors--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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