Skip to main content

Image / Wins settlement

Have a question about this item?

Item information. View source record on contributor's website.

Wins settlement
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
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at for additional information.
Photograph caption dated August 7, 1958 reads "Vito Galasso Jr., 14, shown with his parents, today won $105,000 settlement for injuries suffered in Jan. 31, 1957, plane crash in Pacoima." The boy was burned when a Douglas DC7B transport crashed into the Pacoima Junior High School yard after colliding with a Northrop jet trainer plane. Douglas Aircraft and Northrop Aircraft Corporation were sued by the boy and his parents. Pictured with them is an unidentified man, probably their attorney, Mark Niesen.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Douglas Aircraft Company--Trials, litigation, etc
Northrop Aircraft, Inc.--Trials, litigation, etc
California.--Superior Court (Los Angeles County)
Men--California--San Fernando
Women--California--San Fernando
Boys--California--San Fernando
Families--California--San Fernando
Aircraft accident victims--California--San Fernando
Signs and signboards--California--San Fernando
Courthouses--California--San Fernando
San Fernando (Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period

About the collections in Calisphere

Learn more about the collections in Calisphere. View our statement on digital primary resources.

Copyright, permissions, and use

If you're wondering about permissions and what you can do with this item, a good starting point is the "rights information" on this page. See our terms of use for more tips.

Share your story

Has Calisphere helped you advance your research, complete a project, or find something meaningful? We'd love to hear about it; please send us a message.

Explore related content on Calisphere: