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Defeated folk decorate tree
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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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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Part of a series of articles on the "best-remembered Christmas" of Valley area residents.
Photograph article dated December 8, 1960 partially reads, "With great care and skill, they fashioned paper decorations for a little Christmas tree that some of the men had obtained. They made delicate white swans and puffy paper balls. They also got some traditional Japanese wooden dolls to hang on a few of the branches. It was in this setting, with the vanquished helping the Americans, that Shepard spent his first Christmas in five years without a war. He and his family, 15 years later, are still reminded of that particular Christmas each Dec. 25. For Shepard kept the decorations made by those houseboys. And the yare [sic] still used on his Christmas tree." The story refers to Christmas 1945, while Shepard was a lieutenant colonel serving in postwar Japan.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Los Angeles Pierce College--Presidents
Community colleges--California--Woodland Hills (Los Angeles)--Presidents
Men--California--Los Angeles
Woodland Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs

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