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    Emperor Haile Salassie of Ethiopia visiting the Glendale Sanitarium during his tour of the United States in 1954. The Emperor also visited friends, whom he had met when they were living in Ethiopia working as missionaries for the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.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.

    President Gerald Ford visits Glendale in 1976 to help give the "Annual Days of Verdugo Festival" an impressive send-off, 1976. 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.

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

    Men and boys in front of Al Oliver's Barbershop located on the southwest corner of Everett Street and Wilson Avenue in Glendale, circa 1900. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    A car takes out a lamp post in an accident on the rain-soaked streets of Glendale, circa 1930s. Photographed by the Glendale Police Department. Be careful out there. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    The proposed Glendale portion of the Golden State Freeway (I-5) as adopted by Glendale City Planners, dated October 30, 1952. The freeway runs from Glendale Boulevard and Riverside Drive along the Los Angeles River to Verdugo Avenue and Front Street in Burbank. Glendale Central Public Library. 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.

    Exterior view of the Cody Theater, located at 303 S. Brand Boulevard, San Fernando, 1923. The movie advertised on the theater's marquee is Grumpy (1923) starring prolific silent film star of the 1910s and 1920s, Theodore Roberts. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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    Old Portraits of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia

    Children of Emperor Haile Selassie

    Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia

    Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia and Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom ride together in an open carriage during ceremonial welcome of the Emperor to London during his state visit in 1958.

    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.

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    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.

    Portrait of Catarina and Caroline Pico, circa 1855. Catarina was a ward of General Andres Pico. In 1874 she married Romulo Pico, the son of General Andres Pico. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Princess Sara Gizaw Duchess of Harrar is the widow of Prince Makonnen,Duke of Harrar and second son of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia. She is the mother of five sons. In her day, Princess Sara was renowned as one of the most beautiful women at the Court of the Emperor of Ethiopia.

    King of Ethiopia - Haile Selassie I - Africa's last Emperor