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Moore and Draper families photograph collection
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Description
Photographs related to the families who owned the Moore & Draper grocery store in Los Angeles, 1890s. Primarily portraits by early Los Angeles studio photographers, and one large view of the store.
Background
Henry A. Moore (1854-1937) and Durell Draper (1867-1948) were the proprietors of the Moore & Draper grocery store in South Los Angeles that operated approximately 1892 to 1899 at the corner of Compton and Vernon avenues. The store is listed in Los Angeles city directories 1892 to 1899, with the location sometimes cited as "Vernondale, Los Angeles County, a fruit growing settlement 3 miles south of Los Angeles." Henry A. Moore was born in Illinois and married Phoebe Louise Waite (1865-1947) in Los Angeles in 1890. Phoebe's parents were Joseph Clark Waite (1831-1870) and Helen Washburn Waite (1835-1880). Durell (sometimes spelled Durrell) Draper was also born in Illinois, to Henry A. Draper, a farmer, and Emma Draper. He married Kate M. Draper (1871-1941) in Los Angeles in 1893.
Extent
1.17 Linear Feet (1 box)
Restrictions
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Availability
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