Colonial Ball, Malaga Cove School Auditorium, Palos Verdes Estates.

Abstract/Description: Image shows detail of group portrait in doorway of the auditorium at Malaga Cove School, located at 385 Via Almar in Malaga Cove, with the second annual Colonial Ball, hosted by the Palos Verdes Woman's Club. Visible are eight of the fourteen men and women in the original photo, dressed in eighteenth-century costumes, identified (left to right) as: 1. Cora Belle Cheney (wife of Charles H. Cheney); 2. Charles H. Cheney (1884-1943, city planner of Palos Verdes); 3. Bess Schellenberg (wife of Francis Foster, building contractor); 4. William Sutherland; 5. Romayne Martin (1889-1991, wife of Farnham Martin, Superintendent of Parks, Palos Verdes Estates); 6 Mrs. Ellis Yarnell; 7. Ivan Ihm; and 8. Mrs. Ivan Ihm. Approximately 140 guests attended the ball in the auditorium, which was decorated with candlelight and cut tree branches. Malaga Cove School, designed by the architectural film of Allison & Allison, opened on April 5, 1926.
Subject(s): Martin, Romayne Woodside (Cross) (1889-1991)
Portraits, Group
Cheney, Charles Henry
Cheney, Cora Belle
Ihm, Ivan
Ihm, Ivan, Mrs.
Schellenberg, Elizabeth Trufant
Sutherland, William
Yarnell, Ellis, Mrs.
Colonial Ball (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.)
Malaga Cove School (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.)
Elementary schools--California--Palos Verdes Estates
Balls (Parties)
Date Created: 1928-02-18