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PhotographÂ was edited for publication purposes Photograph article dated September 26, 1950 partially reads, "The chinchilla, which spends its life trying to grow up and become a coat, has found a habitat it likes as well as the ranges of the Andes. It likes living in the San Fernando Valley. Neither summer heat nor winter moisture interferes with the raising of chinchillas, breeders have found, and how thousands of the expensive little animals are thriving in the Valley. Valley breeders, who number in the hundreds, owe their 'herds' to the Chapman Chinchilla Farms at Inglewood. First chinchillas were bought to the United States in 1923 from their South American home. Since their introduction the herds have increased to around 110,000 for the U.S. and Canada." Photograph caption reads, "Prize possessions - Chinchillas cost from $900 to $1600 a pair, making this 'herd' held by Mr. and Mrs. George Absher a valuable collection. Most chinchilla breeders raise them as a sideline."; See images #00136436 through #00136438 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 11 cm. Photographic prints
00136436 ValleyÂ Times Collection HCNVT_d043_f33_i20 CARL0005632025 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/66341
Long-tailed chinchilla--California--San Fernando Valley Chinchillas--California--San Fernando Valley Animal breeders--California--San Fernando Valley Husband and wife--California--San Fernando Valley Women--California--San Fernando Valley Men--California--San Fernando Valley San Fernando Valley (Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs Portrait photographs Group portraits