Skip to main content

Image / Bells tell of travel, adventure

Have a question about this item?

Item information. View source record on contributor's website.

Bells tell of travel, adventure
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
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at for additional information.
Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph article dated January 16, 1950 partially reads, "Down through the ages bells have played an important party in the life of man and beast. Huge bells ring out joyously for the living, toll solemnly for the dead, sound warnings for fire or disaster or call the pious to worship. Tiny bells have their uses too, calling flocks together, announcing the wares of peddlers, proclaiming a visitor at the door, chiming out a hundred different meanings. Mrs. Fred C. Eggers, 13351 Harding Ave., San Fernando, became interested in bells and their histories while traveling when her husband was in the Army. Very large bells were out of the question because of the lack of space to pack them, so she confined her collection to small ones. Today she has more than fifty bells in her collection representing nearly every country in the world."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Bells--California--San Fernando
Collectors and collecting--California--San Fernando
Women--California--San Fernando
Dwellings--California--San Fernando
San Fernando (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period

About the collections in Calisphere

Learn more about the collections in Calisphere. View our statement on digital primary resources.

Copyright, permissions, and use

If you're wondering about permissions and what you can do with this item, a good starting point is the "rights information" on this page. See our terms of use for more tips.

Share your story

Has Calisphere helped you advance your research, complete a project, or find something meaningful? We'd love to hear about it; please send us a message.

Explore related content on Calisphere: