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Two young women stand outside the Echo Park Branch Library. As they wait for the Library to open, they pass the time by manicuring their fingernails with dark polish. The girl on the right has a small tattoo on the upper portion of her left arm, it reads: "Luis R.I.P". The Echo Park Branch Library was established in the early 1900s as a depository for discarded books in the old Echo Park playground clubhouse. Throughout the years, the branch moved several times, until the Board of Library Commissioners approved acquisition of property at 1410 West Temple Street in 1991, and ground was broken for the new 17,543 square-foot facility on September 24, 1994. Photograph dated June 5, 1997.
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm. Photographic prints
00067978 Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection; GPC_b1_f2_i27; A-009-257 4x5 CARL0000070794 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/3613
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