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Florence E. "Betty" Purdy Collection
P-253  
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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: Florence E. "Betty" Purdy Collection
    Dates: 1936-1945
    Collection Number: P-253
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: (Boxes: ½-width 5x7)
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Abstract: 9 photographs of the donor's father in the 1930s and 1940s, during which time he drove a Helms Bakery truck, and then later franchised a gas station with another Helms colleague.
    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

    Florence E. "Betty" Purdy Collection. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Biography/Administrative History

    A letter by donor Purdy recollecting growing up in Los Angeles is on file.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    9 photographs of the donor's father in the 1930s and 1940s, during which time he drove a Helms Bakery truck, and then later franchised a gas station with another Helms colleague. Two of the photos depict the Helms Bakery truck; the remaining seven are views of the Gilmore gas station which was located at 5080 Wilshire Blvd. The gas station photos each have 3" x 5" enlargements of the originals (which were 2 1/2" x 3 1/2").