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Let's show mama
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
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Crippled Children's Society was founded in 1926 by the Los Angeles Rotary Club, primarily to serve the needs of children affected with polio. The society established several rehabilitation centers for children throughout Los Angeles to help children with all kinds of disabilities. In 2000, the name was changed to Ability First.
Photograph caption dated August 17, 1955 reads "M. O. Matthews, pool director, teaches Marcus Edward Chatener, 4, of North Hollywood, how to swim in Rancho del Valle pool. Boy's mother, Mrs. Edith Chatener, watches teaching session. Facilities include three recreation buildings as well as pool."; See images #00143246 through #00143248 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Rancho del Valle Center of Crippled Children's Society (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Men--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Boys--California--Los Angeles
Children with disabilities--California--Los Angeles
Mothers and sons--California--Los Angeles
Teachers--California--Los Angeles
Swimming for people with disabilities--California--Los Angeles
Swimming--Study and teaching--California--Los Angeles
Swimming pools--California--Los Angeles
Orthopedic braces--California--Los Angeles
Rehabilitation centers--California--Los Angeles
Canoga Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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