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Gladys Owens Spikes views a statue of her great grandmother, Biddy Mason, 1circa 1941/1950, Los Angeles

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Title:Gladys Owens Spikes views a statue of her great grandmother, Biddy Mason, 1circa 1941/1950, Los Angeles
Date:1941-1950
Description:

Photograph of Gladys Owens Spikes, left, discussing a statute of her great-grandmother, Biddy Mason, with Beulah Woodard, right, and Harriet Fritzhand, second from right. Mason was born in Georgia in 1818, where her parents were slaves. She escaped slavery by moving to Missouri, at the time a "free" state. She later settled in Los Angeles with her three daughters, where she eventually became one of the wealthiest landowners in the city. Mason used her wealth to establish a day nursery for poor children and orphans and to open grocery store accounts for needy families.

Local identification number: scl-m0174

Local identification number: scl-mss064-0174~1; scl-mss064-0174~2

Types:Photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Spikes, Gladys Owens | Mason, Biddy, 1818-1891 | Sculpture, American | African American women | United States, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, 34.0522342, -118.2436849
Collection:Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection
Institution:University of Southern California Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern California. Library | Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
Original Material:

scl-m0000

Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection, 1880-1986

University of Southern California. Libraries

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