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Catching the Joe Louis & Billy Conn fight in NYC
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Shades of L.A. Photo Collection
Shades of L.A. is an archive of photographs representing the contemporary and historic diversity of families in Los Angeles. Images were chosen from family albums and include daily life, social organizations, work, personal and holiday celebrations, and migration and immigration activities. Made possible and accessible through the generous support of the Security Pacific National Bank, Sunlaw Cogeneration Partners, Photo Friends, California Council for the Humanities, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Friends from California attending the fight at the "Garden" in New York City include, from left to right (front row), attorney Charles Coolidge Taylor, Mrs. Ethel Sissle (later Gordon), Nat 'King' Cole, Mrs. Marie Cole, Dr. King; and from left to right (back row) Noble Sissle, Dr. H.H. Towles, Roy (Sonny) Howard, and Paul Howard.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Shades of L.A. Collection; Shades of L.A.: African American Community
S-000-151 35mm
Cole, Nat King,--1919-1965
Sissle, Noble,--1889-1975
Sissle, Ethel
Howard, Paul,--1895-1980
Howard, Sonny
Madison Square Garden (New York, N.Y.)
Couples--New York (State)--New York
Musicians--United States
Entertainers--United States
Singers--United States
Boxing--United States
Lawyers--United States
New York (N.Y.)
Shades of L.A. Collection photographs
Shades of L.A. African American photographs
Group portraits
Time Period
Gordon, Walter

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