“I spent a day photographing some of the employees at a small Los Angeles hospital in 1983,” says John Brian King.
“My mother worked there most of her adult life (she is the nurse seated at her desk with a stethoscope around her neck), I worked there as a dishwasher when I was a teenager, and my brother met his future wife there (she was a candy-striper from France). The hospital closed down in 1999.”
The site of the Washington Hospital, Culver City, is now occupied by a private school for young children.
As ever, don’t look for a story, just image one between the pictures. (And if you were there or know anyone featured in these pictures of the Washington Hospital, please get in touch.)
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