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Finding Aid for the Personal Narrative by Dr. Leo Leonidas Stanley about the Los Angeles Steamship Company cruise to Central and South America, 1928
1912  
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Description
The Los Angeles Steamship Company (LASSCO) was a Los Angeles-based passenger and freight shipping company that operated a Central and South American cruise in 1928. This collection consists of 3 bound volumes of a typescript manuscript and black and white photographs assembled by the ship’s surgeon, Dr. Leo Leonidas Stanley, for his friend Joseph Mattingly, who was the ship’s official photographer. Dr. Stanley describes the cruise, the ship’s staff and the passengers, as well as the locations visited.
Background
The Los Angeles Steamship Company (LASSCO) was a Los Angeles-based passenger and freight shipping company formed in 1920 by a group of Los Angeles business men. Initially, LASSCO offered passenger service between Los Angeles and San Francisco, but expanded to include Hawaii by 1921. On October 5, 1928 one of their ships, the S.S. City of Los Angeles, departed San Pedro for a 17,000 mile, 64-day cruise of Central and South America. Carrying approximately 250 passengers, the steamship stopped at 20 ports in 11 countries. The passengers, consisting mostly of California business leaders and their families, constituted an unofficial group of trade ambassadors. The ship's surgeon was Dr. Leo Leonidas Stanley who was the head physician at San Quentin Prison from 1913-1951. The ship’s official photographer was Joseph Mattingly, an aviator, filmmaker and photographer who filmed Alaska during the early 1920s.
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1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.