Photograph of Vern Watkins, 15, of the California Boys Republic, displaying items for sale at the organization's 79th semi-annual rummage sale at Pasadena Civic Auditorium. "You name it and you'll probably find it at Pasadena's Civic Auditorium Thursday. That's when the auxiliary of California Boys Republic holds its 79th semi-annual rummage sale starting at 9 a.m. and closing when volunteer salespeople are exhausted. Vern Watkins, 15, of the Republic, who is helping to set up the sale, wears a full dress coat, helmet and holds life preserver offered for sale. Mrs. Donald R. Wright, president, expects crowd to equal 10,000 of last sale." -- Examiner clipping attached to verso, dated, "October 27, 1954". Verso dated, "October 27, 1954".; Streetscape. Horizontal photography.