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    Members of the Hard of Hearing Club of Glendale, at a costume party, 1940. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    A film crew preparing to shoot on the streets of Glendale, circa 1935-1940. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    A meter maid and a motorcycle officer for the Glendale Police Department, circa 1930s. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Activity in front of the Glendale Stables, located on Glendale Avenue, 1909. The stable was owned and operated by Thomas O. Pierce. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Grading Dead Horse Canyon for a new housing development, Glendale, 1963. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    The squad room of the Glendale Police Department, April, 1938. Glendale Central Public Library (Glendale, Calif.). Glendale Police Photo Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Bootlegger paraphernalia used during prohibition stored in the Glendale Police Department jail after a raid, May 13, 1927. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Holiday Picnic in Glendale. circa 1920. The lady to the far left is Mrs. Erwin and the gentleman to the far right is Ben Williams. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    A group of men in front of an Elgin motorized street sweeper, the first one purchased by the City of Glendale, circa 1930s. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    These fans, which bear the message, "I'M A FAN OF VALLEY CITYHOOD," were distributed by Valley VOTE during the 2002 campaign to create a new city out of the Los Angeles communities of the San Fernando Valley. Valley Voters Organized Toward Empowerment Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    The Brand family butler serving beverages on the tennis courts at El Miradero, circa 1910. The estate was bequeathed to the City of Glendale, and by 1956 the mansion had been converted into the Brand Library. In the 1960s, the City funded an addition to the library which created space for an art center. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    The Millionaires Club of Happiness and Contentment's philosophy, signed by Mildred W. Brigham, circa 1915-1921.The club consisted of a local group of men who met in front of the Tujunga Post Office to visit and discuss local issues. Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Pioneer Women's Club members, Edna Leetham in Mrs. McGroarty's Italian embroidered dress and Ethel Kramer in Grandma McReynolds white linen dress, circa 1930s. Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Program for Biennial General Federation of Women's Club Memorial Service, Hollywood Bowl, June 8, 1924. Event co-sponsored by the various women's clubs of Los Angeles including the women's clubs of the San Fernando Valley. Canoga Park Women's Club Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Page from a city directory for Mission Hills, circa 1964. Features photograph of the entrance to Memory Garden, located on Brand Boulevard, an advertisement for Sizzler restaurant on Sepulveda Boulevard at Devonshire Street, and lists local sports facilities for Mission Hills. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    This letter from John Steven McGroarty to Mrs. Louise Watkins, a member of the Drama Section Committee of the Friday Morning Club, conveys his intention to attend a club meeting of the Drama Section on April 15, 1930. The letter was written on Mission Playhouse letterhead celebrating the 3000th performance of the Mission Play, and bears McGroarty's signature. John Steven McGroarty Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Official program for the Fiesta de la Mission San Fernando featuring Charles E. Pressley's Pageant "Prayer of the Padre" in six episodes, June 5-7, 1931. San Fernando, Rey de España. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Mrs. Martha McClure, the first president of the Mother's Club of Marian, 1918. The Club was formed May 2, 1918 with the stated purpose, "to be of patriotic service, to become a center for broader social life and work unitedly for the advancement of both school and community." In 1922, the town of Marian changed its name to present-day Reseda and the club became known as the Reseda Woman's Club. Reseda Woman's Club Collection, 1918-1987. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Van Nuys Rotary-Gram newsletter, May 19, 1954. The Van Nuys Rotary Club was organized and chartered in 1925 to promote commerce and community service. This page of the weekly four-page newsletter, edited by Bruce Jones, features the Valley Municipal Building, the administrative center of the San Fernando Valley. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    The code of signs that hoboes use to communicate good spots and places to avoid. Used into the 1940s. Maybe a tattoo symbol here?...