Collection of Five Los Angeles Business Girls' Club Real Photo Postcards.
[Los Angeles]: [Los Angeles Business and Professional Women's Club], Circa 1925. Approx. 3-3/8" x 5-1/4". Five RPPCs with undivided backs and in-plate captions, never mailed or written upon. Most cards slightly faded/silvery to one edge, else clear, clean and well-developed. Very Good+.
Collection of various views of the Los Angeles Business Girls' Club, including the outside of the building, the garden, a bedroom, and two different shots of the living room or parlor that show young women reading, standing at a record player, and playing piano.
The Los Angeles Business Girls' Club was formed in 1921 for the express purpose of being able to "help girls handicapped by broken homes and other untoward circumstances to obtain a successful independent foothold in the community.... Agencies well adapted to handle the initial stages of social recovery from the effects of severely disturbing conditions were at hand, but no means were available for effecting the final steps in the return of the girls to normal community life" (Thomas, The Child in America, p. 114). In 1923, the Los Angeles Business and Professional Women's Club took the Girls' Club under its auspices, enabling the creation of the club house shown in these RPPCs. Young women who left the Girls' Club could graduate to the Business and Professional Women's Club.
No records specifically for the Los Angeles Business Girls' Club located in OCLC or ArchiveGrid, although some photographs of the Club are listed in the finding aid of the Miriam Van Waters collection at the Schlessinger Library.