Joseph Benjamin Colling (1875 - circa 1952).
Title El Pueblo de Nuestra Sonora la Riena de Los Angeles (Yang Na) - "From Childhood to Adolescence."
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Edition First Edition.
Publisher Los Angeles, CA: Harry F. Maidenberg, 1950
Seller ID EOHG417-008
FIRST EDITION. Pamphlet. 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches.  pp. Black-and-white photograph on front cover of Maidenberg, Colling, and Harry Karsten; text clean, unmarked. Self-wraps, stapled; binding square and tight, some minor rust to staples does not affect the paper, minor shelf wear, ink check mark on front cover, pencil notation on rear cover. SCARCE. Near Fine. This text contains the reminiscences of Joseph Colling, who was born in Los Angeles in 1875 and lived in Los Angeles until 1918, at which time he went to northern California in search of work, eventually securing a job in Monterrey at the Hotel Del Monte. However, Collins's family history in Los Angeles goes back to 1835, when his grandfather, Don Ignacio F. Coronel was recruited from Mexico City to come to Los Angles as the first school teacher in Los Angeles. This work is a product of the publication campaign of Harry F. Maidenberg (1884-circa 1955) to preserve the history of Los Angeles with eye-witness accounts of the city from 1870 to 1930. Maidenberg was born in Russia in 1884 and moved to Los Angeles as a young child. He formed the Amelia Street School Pals in an effort to keep together a group of individuals who grew up in the city in the late nineteenth century and preserve their memories.
Joseph Benjamin Colling, El Pueblo de Nuestra Sonora la Riena de Los Angeles Yang Na From Childhood to Adolescence, Los Angeles, California Local History,Harry F. Maidenberg