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Home for disabled soldiers in Los Angeles  

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Souvenir of the Pacific Branch National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers: Los Angeles County, California


Santa Monica, Cal.

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[28] pp. With full-page illustrations from photographs throughout. 17.2x25.3 cm (6¾x10"), printed wrappers sewn with Japanese side stitch. 

Notable souvenir replete with photographs. Curiously, though dated 1900 on the title page, there is a photograph near the back of William McKinley delivering a speech at Soldiers' Home, Cal., on May 9, 1901. OCLC locates three copies dated 1900, giving the page count as [26] pp. It also lists one copy of a 1903 edition, 22 pages and with fold-out color plates, with variant title ending in Soldiers' Home, Cal., rather than Los Angeles County. It seems that the present copy is an unrecorded variant. The three 1900 copies are located at the California State Library, UC Santa Barbara, and Yale; the 1903 edition is at Columbia University. 

The Sawtelle Veterans Home was a care home for disabled American veterans in Sawtelle, Los Angeles. The Home, formally the Pacific Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, was established in 1887 on Rancho San Vicente y Santa Monica lands donated by Senator J.P. Jones and A.B. de Baker. With more than 1,000 veterans in residence, a new hospital was erected in 1900. This hospital was replaced in 1927 by the Wadsworth Hospital, now known as the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center.

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