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Elephant put through paces
Alternative Title
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
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph caption dated October 1, 1955 reads, "John Dole, 27, left, of Los Angeles uses elephant to demostrate his mastery of animals as he applies for job as domestic animal trainer at Griffith Park Zoo. Checking on his prowess are George Emerson, MGM animal trainer, and Dr. George Pournelle, right, curator of mammals at San Diego Zoo. Civil Service Board will announce name of successful applicant at later date."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Los Angeles Zoo (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Men--California--Los Angeles
Animal trainers--California--Los Angeles
Zoos--California--Los Angeles
Zoo animals--California--Los Angeles
Elephants--California--Los Angeles
Captive wild animals--California--Los Angeles
Animal housing--California--Los Angeles
Fences--California--Los Angeles
Trees--California--Los Angeles
Parks--California--Los Angeles
Griffith Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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