Luz Mendez (seated) and her cousin Rosalia, ca. early 1920s. Luz Mendez was the daughter of Antonio Regalado Calvo (1900-1973) and Maria de la Luz Mendez Calvo (1896-1982), who immigrated from Mexico during the Revolution and owned a Mexican restaurant, Las Delicias Café in the city of San Fernando. They had four children and were active in the Santa Rosa parish, a Catholic Church in San Fernando. Antonio and Luz (Mendez) Calvo Family Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
during the mexican revolution (1910-1920) nearly 1 million mexicans fled to the united states to escape the violence. many came to los angeles and joined the mexicans who settled here when it was mexico.
LABOR: Mexican cigar rollers at Kohlberg Cigar Factory. El Paso 1915 | January, 1917 Hundreds of Mexican workers block traffic on the bridge between Juarez and El Paso to protest the quarantine policy of the immigration service to forcibly bath and disinfect women who crossed into El Paso to work cleaning the homes of Americans.
Antonio R. Calvo, ca. early 1920s. Antonio Regalado Calvo (1900-1973) and Maria de la Luz Mendez Calvo (1896-1982) were immigrants from Sonora, Mexico. They made a life together as the owners of a small Mexican restaurant, Las Delicias Café in the city of San Fernando, California. Both Antonio and Luz independently moved north during the time of the Mexican Revolution. Antonio and Luz (Mendez) Calvo Family Collection. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives.
Flyer announcing the play "Who Killed Earl Wright?" Sunday evening, January 29, 1939. Performance was held at the First Baptist church in San Fernando. The cast included Julian Beck, who, according to the penned correction, replaced Fuller as the Judge in the play. Beck was an attorney in 1939, and would later become Superior Court Judge of Los Angeles County. Judge Julian Beck Collection. San Fernando Valley History.Digital Library.
Cover of a city directory for Mission Hills, circa 1964. Features illustrations of the San Fernando Mission with the Santa Susana Mountains in the background. Directory contains information and advertisements for businesses, schools, churches and recreation in Mission Hills. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Program cover from the San Fernando Mission Cemetery expansion and dedication on November 1, 1953. The cemetery is located adjacent to San Fernando Mission Rey de España in Mission Hills California. The Mission was founded on September 8, 1797, and the original cemetery is located on the north side of the Church. The first internment in the Church took place in 1798, and the first burial in 1800. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.