Los Angeles: (circa 1930). Silver gelatin print [25.5 cm x 31.5 cm], with a handwritten pencil notation on the verso: “Spring St. LA Sunday morning” along with Cindrich’s ink stamp and a second stamp identifying him as a member of The Los Angeles Camera Club.
Cindrich (1892–1981) migrated from Hungary to the United States in 1903 and worked as a grocery store clerk, later becoming a motion picture industry technician. He was heavily involved in the leadership of several amateur photography and camera groups, serving throughout the 1940s as the director of the Camera Pictorialists, and president of The Los Angeles Camera Club. Local newspaper stories frequently mention him as either a judge or participant in various photography salons. In 1925, he was the first prize winner of the Los Angeles Times’ amateur photographers’ contest. His work resides in the collections of The Huntington Library. Item #74700