Just Wait till Next Year…

Over the holidays? So are these Valleyites:

Article from December 30, 1963 partially reads, "'It's all over now,' said sales manager Lou Weintraub, 26, as he strolled among some 35 idle presses at the Mission Card Co., Canoga Park. The big room echoed with his footsteps, as he explained that less than a month ago, these presses and some 100 workers bustled with activity. Now only management personnel and a skeleton crew of about 10 show up for work at the modern plant at 20235 Bahama St. This situation takes place every year at Mission - a company which deals in Christmas cards." Photo by George Brich

Article from December 30, 1963 partially reads, “‘It’s all over now,’ said sales manager Lou Weintraub, 26, as he strolled among some 35 idle presses at the Mission Card Co., Canoga Park. The big room echoed with his footsteps, as he explained that less than a month ago, these presses and some 100 workers bustled with activity. Now only management personnel and a skeleton crew of about 10 show up for work at the modern plant at 20235 Bahama St. This situation takes place every year at Mission – a company which deals in Christmas cards.” Photo by George Brich

In this series from January 3, 1963, shot by Gordon Dean in an Encino Broadway, the caption reads:  “Exchanging shoes proves successful for North Hollywood’s Wanda Shrake with assist from Don Hamilton, Reseda. Hundreds of Valley residents spend first weeks of new year in swapping unwanted Christmas gifts.”

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