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.
Cartoon illustrating a female worker learning how to load a rivet gun. Original art appeared in The American Aeronaut, December 5, 1941, Vol. 2, No. 26. International Association of Machinists, District Lodge 727. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Fourth of July, 1923 in the San Fernando Valley. On the left is William Gibbs McAdoo, then Secretary of Commerce in the Wilson administration. He was running for the Democratic Presidential Nomination at the time of this photograph. Next to him is Principal Killian of the Lankershim School, and to the far right is Tom Alan. Weddington Family Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Rescue workers begin grim search for victims after a devastating earthquake destroyed two wings of the San Fernando Valley Veterans Administration hospital on February 9, 1971. San Fernando, Rey de España. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Adohr Farms in Reseda with "Linetta," their champion Guernsey cow, circa 1937. The accompanying caption reads, "The Adohr Certified Farm produces more Certifed Milk than any other farm in America. It has produced no other grade of milk since the start in 1917. This shows the front entrance with Adohr's Champion Guernsey Cow in the fore ground. 'Linetta' has been Grand Champion for three successive years." Adohr Farms Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Antonio Regalado Calvo (1900-1973) and Maria de la Luz Mendez Calvo (1896-1982) were immigrants from Sonora, Mexico. They married in 1926 and started their own business selling Mexican food to workers in local packing houses. As the business grew, Antonio and Luz were eventually able to open a small restaurant, Las Delicias Café, which moved permanently to 1118 Pico Street in downtown San Fernando in 1946. Antonio and Luz (Mendez) Calvo Family Collection.
Patrons and employees at the Jewel City Restaurant once located at 556 West Broadway in Glendale, 1910. The restaurant was owned by W. H. Easton and, according to the 1910 City Directory, is professed to have the "Best 25 cent meals in the Valley." Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.