The Los Angeles Steamship Company (LASSCO) was a Los Angeles-based passenger and freight shipping company that operated a
Central and South American cruise in 1928. This collection consists of 3 bound volumes of a typescript manuscript and black
and white photographs assembled by the ship’s surgeon, Dr. Leo Leonidas Stanley, for his friend Joseph Mattingly, who was
the ship’s official photographer. Dr. Stanley describes the cruise, the ship’s staff and the passengers, as well as the locations
The Los Angeles Steamship Company (LASSCO) was a Los Angeles-based passenger and freight shipping company formed in 1920 by
a group of Los Angeles business men. Initially, LASSCO offered passenger service between Los Angeles and San Francisco, but
expanded to include Hawaii by 1921. On October 5, 1928 one of their ships, the S.S. City of Los Angeles, departed San Pedro
for a 17,000 mile, 64-day cruise of Central and South America. Carrying approximately 250 passengers, the steamship stopped
at 20 ports in 11 countries. The passengers, consisting mostly of California business leaders and their families, constituted
an unofficial group of trade ambassadors. The ship's surgeon was Dr. Leo Leonidas Stanley who was the head physician at San
Quentin Prison from 1913-1951. The ship’s official photographer was Joseph Mattingly, an aviator, filmmaker and photographer
who filmed Alaska during the early 1920s.
1 box (.5 linear ft.)
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