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Witness historic sale
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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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The USS Potomac, originally named Electra, was built and commissioned in 1934 by the United States Coast Guard. In 1936 the U.S. Navy commissioned it and gave the vessel its current name. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt used it as his Presdential Yacht until his death in 1945.
Photograph caption dated February 1, 1964 reads, "On hand Thursday when Franklin D. Roosevelt's historic yacht Potomac was auctioned were, left to right, Glen Roland, president of Hydro-Capital Corp., former owner of vessel; Alta Sorenson, Valley Times special writer, and Pat McGee, attorney and former city councilman." Elvis Presley purchased the yacht for $55,000 and then donated it to the March of Dimes.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Valley Times (Firm)--Employees
Hydro-Capital Corp.--Presidents
Potomac (Yacht)
Presidential yachts--United States
Yachts--California--Redondo Beach
Men--California--Redondo Beach
Lawyers--California--Redondo Beach
Women--California--Redondo Beach
Women journalists--California--Redondo Beach
Fur garments--California--Redondo Beach
Signs and signboards--California--Redondo Beach
Loudspeakers--California--Redondo Beach
Redondo Beach (Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs

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