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Title
Waiting at the Echo Park Branch Library
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Photo Collection;
Creator
Leonard, Gary
Contributor
Part of the Los Angeles Neighborhoods Project. Made accessible through a grant from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
1997
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
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.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00067978
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection;
GPC_b1_f2_i27; A-009-257 4x5
CARL0000070794
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/3613
Subject
Los Angeles Public Library.--Echo Park Branch
Branch libraries--California--Echo Park (Los Angeles)
Manicuring--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Tattoos
Body art--California--Los Angeles
Echo Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection photographs

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