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Rock jewels new Valley sensation
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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
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph caption dated January 12, 1957 reads "Raw material--the rock specimens which will head for jewelry making, slicing or polishing machines." The article partially reads "They call themselves rock hounds. But they really are housewives with a yen for amethysts--carpenters with a diamond hunter's longings--bookkeepers with a '49er's instincts. They are the legion of nearly 30,000 Valleyites who collect rocks and minerals for a hobby, transforming them into jewelry, table tops, lamp bases and more exotic forms."; See images #00140512 through #00140516 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Rocks--Collection and preservation--California--San Fernando Valley
Minerals--Collection and preservation--California--San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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