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
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Photograph was edited for publication purposes Photograph caption dated March 9, 1961 reads, "Three Valley firemen Wednesday night received the Fire Commission's highest honor - the Medal of Bravery - at the fire department's Diamond Jubilee Celebration at the Biltmore Bowl. Chief Engineer William L. Miller, left, and mayor Norris Poulson congratulate Leo S. Mellein, 8301 Bardwell Ave., Pacoima, who has received the medal twice within the past year for saving the lives of two men in separate fires; William A. Burnidge, 13693 Chase St., Pacoima, who suffered second degree burns while saving a fellow firefighter, and Edwin B. Smith, 15601 Hiawatha St., Mission Hills, who rescued an aged woman from her burning home."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00131122 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d036_f22_i8 CARL0005530030 http://22.214.171.124/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/61848
Poulson, Norris,--1895-1982 Los Angeles (Calif.).--Fire Department--Officials and employees Biltmore Bowl (Los Angeles, Calif.) Millennium Biltmore Hotel (Los Angeles, Calif.) Award winners--California--Los Angeles Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles Mayors--California--Los Angeles Men--California--Los Angeles Leis--California--Los Angeles Hotels--California--Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.) Group portraits Portrait photographs Valley Times Collection photographs