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Viroque Baker (1889-1980) Collection, 1916-1948
P-057  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Viroque Baker (1889-1980) Collection, 1916-1948
    Dates: 1916-1948
    Collection Number: P-057
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 2 linear feet (Boxes: ½ letter, 6 ov)
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Abstract: 218 photographs made by Los Angeles photographer Viroque Baker.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Research is by appointment only

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder

    Preferred Citation

    Viroque Baker (1889-1980) Collection, 1916-1948. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Biography/Administrative History

    Baker attended the Clarence White Photographic School in New York, 1916. Baker's mother Maude was a professional photographer in Montana and Los Angeles.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    218 photographs made by Los Angeles photographer Viroque Baker. Baker had a photographic studio on Olvera Street in Los Angeles from 1930 to 1937, and some of her photos are of the early days on the revitalized Olvera Street. Other subjects include views of Europe and Mexico, construction of Hoover Dam, and displays at Bullock's Wilshire and I. Magnin stores. Also included are photographs of Agnes de Mille, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and of movie sets for Mary Pickford.

    Indexing Terms

    Department stores--California--History.
    Olvera Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)--History.