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[Letter from John J. Herrera to the Reservations Clerk of the Biltmore Hotel - 1977-06-14]

Description: Onionskin carbon copy of a letter from John J. Herrera informing the reservations clerk of the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California, that he and Angel Fraga won't be arriving at the hotel until after 8 p.m. of the first day of their reservations and therefore he is sending on a one day deposit for each of them.
Date: June 14, 1977
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Sea Ship

Description: Two photographs on a negative strip, showing images in Los Angeles. The image on the left shows many men building something at the ship yards, and a sign in the background reads "[City] of Los Angeles Berth 232". The right frame shows two docked ships, a large one in the background and a much smaller one in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Bridge Construction Over Water

Description: Two photographs on a negative strip showing images in Los Angeles. The left image shows men building a bridge over the water; the image on the right is a vertical frame showing metal scaffolding.
Date: unknown
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Bendix Trophy Winners

Description: The press and spectators view the Bendix Trophy Winners as they greet a senior officer upon their arrive in Los Angeles, California after their trophy flight. L to R: Robert G. Sowers, Robert MacDonald, John T. Walton, and Gen. Thomas Power, Commander In Chief of the Strategic Air Command, on podium.
Date: March 5, 1962
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

[Early "California Limited" entering Los Angeles]

Description: One of the early "California Limiteds" entering the suburbs of Los Angeles, possibly dating from the late 1870's. The ten-wheeler, type 4-6-0, heading the train bears an original Santa Fe engine No. 54, indicative of ancient age. At the turn of the century the Santa Fe owned a large fleet of these locomotives: 478 ten-wheelers; these were versatile engines, known as "Jack of all Trades." However, no steam locomotives of this type were built to Santa Fe blueprints later than 1901. Observe the consist: the old weather-worn wooden railway post office car in the lead and the other open-platform wooden cars - all heated by potbellied iron stoves which burned wood or coal, and illuminated by kerosene. In this era, travel by rail had potential hazards but its popularity never waned.
Date: 1870~
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["The California Limited"]

Description: Santa Fe's oldest name train - the California Limited stand in the Los Angeles California depot. This de Luxe passenger train headed by a beautiful ten wheeler, type 4-6-0 engine No. 53, with a consist of six superb passenger cars, all handcrafted wood - having open platforms and under body truss rods - has consummated its long journey - approximately 2,267 miles - requiring about 68 hours - from Chicago.
Date: 1910~
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

B. Y. Sawyer

Description: Studio photograph of B.Y. Sawyer as a young boy. He is smiling and barefoot and wearing a white shirt with a large plaid bow-tie and short striped pants. On the floor in front of him is a toy train and behind him are large curtains and a toy cat. Printed on the mat below the photograph is, "Atlantic and Pacific, View Company. Headquarters, Los Angeles, California."
Date: unknown
Creator: Atlantic and Pacific View Company
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

Beall Sawyer with Classmates

Description: Studio photograph of four young women in large identical dark dresses. Beall Sawyer is seated on the left and holding an object with the woman next to her. The other two girls are standing behind them with their hands on Ms. Sawyer's shoulders. They are on top of a rug and in front of a fake backdrop. Written twice on the photograph around Ms. Sawyer is, "Beall Sawyer". Printed beneath the photograph on the mat is, "Swartz 705 Main St., Fort Worth, Tex."
Date: unknown
Creator: Swartz
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families