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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: Lemus Photograph Collection
    Dates: 1919-1941
    Collection Number: P-279
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 1/2 letter; 1 ov folder
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Los Angeles, California 90007-4057
    Abstract: Photograph copy prints of some of the residents of Simons Brick Company in Montebello, California, including group portraits of the musicians. One copy print of a panoramic group portrait of workers at Murphy Ranch in Whittier, California. circa 1919 - 1941, undated
    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

    Lemus Photograph Collection. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Biography/Administrative History

    Simons Brick Company had a well-publicized plant in present-day Montebello, California, from 1905 to 1952. Their common red bricks were used to construct many well-known extant structures, including the original 1913 building of the Natural History Museum and UCLA's Royce Hall. Known as plant number three, it operated as a company town, whereby workers and their families lived on site. The town, Simons, had a school, post office, stores, restaurants, and cultural outlets, such as musical groups. The donor's father was employed there for a time, as well as at a citrus farm, Murphy Ranch, in nearby Whittier, California.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Photograph copy prints of some of the residents of Simons Brick Company in Montebello, California, including group portraits of the musicians. One copy print of a panoramic group portrait of workers at Murphy Ranch in Whittier, California. circa 1919 - 1941, undated

    Indexing Terms

    Mexican American agricultural laborers--Pictorial works.
    Simons Brick Company
    Murphy Ranch
    Montebello (Calif.)
    Whittier (Calif.)