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Car wash-a-teria
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Brich, George
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
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes; Photograph included in the Exhibit: "Service, Society and Social Change: Post-War Clubs from the Valley Times Newspaper."
The Order of DeMolay was founded in 1919 by Frank S. Land in Kansas City, Missouri. The organization is modeled after Freemasonry and named after Jacques de Molay, the last master of the Knights Templar. Open to young men between the ages of 12 and 21, the group's main goal is to guide young men to lead productive lives by developing civic awareness, personal responsibility and leadership skills.
Photograph caption dated July 20, 1964 reads, "Members of the North Hollywood Order of De Molay will grab up pails, hoses and rags for a real old fashion 'suds down' next Saturday at Ted Weiss' Chevron Station, 10960 Moorpark St., North Hollywood. Members of the club, who will assist at the car wash, are, back from left, Albah Blake, advisor; Terry Rothenbach, 17; Buff Crossley Jr., 16; front from left, Bill Firth, 17, Sr. Councilor, and Denny Nelson, 14. The car wash will be held between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Proceeds will aid the club's treasury."
1 photographic print :b&w ;36 x 29 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
DeMolay (Organization)
North Hollywood Order of DeMolay
Associations, institutions, etc.--California--Los Angeles
Car washes--California--Los Angeles
Young men--California--Los Angeles
Young men--California--Los Angeles--Societies and clubs
Men--California--Los Angeles
Fund raising--California--Los Angeles
Fund raisers (Persons)--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Volkswagen automobiles
North Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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