Somewhere in Los Angeles: Random photos taken of people in the city from the 1910s to the late 1950s.
Above photo: This female mail carrier must have broken a lot of hearts along her postal route. She’s beautiful! Photo taken in the 1920s.
Two musicians, circa 1910.
Four ladies showing off their badges somewhere in the Los Angeles area, circa 1910.
A well-dressed woman models a Pantaloon gown in 1911.
A stable either in or near Los Angeles, circa 1911.
Two men pose in front of a palm tree in 1912.
Hunting in 1912.
A Los Angeles woman models a new hat in 1910. The Library of Congress calls it an “Airplane Hat.” I don’t get the reference, do you?
An unidentified carousel somewhere in Los Angeles in the 1910s.
This photo was supposed to have been taken somewhere in the Los Angeles area in the mid to late 1910s.
A family portrait in Los Angeles, circa 1924.
Office workers in Glendale, CA, c. 1922.
Two women reading on the porch on July 4, 1923.
Swinging near Eagle Rock, c. 1923.
This family portrait was supposedly taken in Los Angeles in the 1920s.
A female camper brandishes holsters, revolvers and two police badges at Big Bear Lake in 1924.
A streetcar stop in South Pasadena, circa 1925.
A small child poses in a wagon with a goat in 1928.
Somewhere in Los Angeles, possibly late 1920s. If anyone wants to help narrow the date down based on the shoes, be my guest.
Taken at a bee farm in Alhambra, circa 1930. (LAPL 00066598)
The Los Angeles Fire Department football team in 1930. Photo taken around the time the team played the University of North Dakota. (LAPL 00055692)
Children posing for a studio portrait at the Angelus Studio, 1962 E. 1st Street. While I haven’t been able to link the business with the address, I’m guessing this photo was taken in the late 1920s – very early 1930s. At that time, a photographer named Charles Lipovetzsky operated a photo studio there.
Fourth graders posing for a class photo in Artesia, California, circa 1932.
A cigarette girl for the Hummingbird Cafe located in the immediate vicinity of 12th Street and Central.
Other popular establishments near the Hummingbird Cafe were Adams Sweet Shop (next door) and a record store across the street, owned by Benjamin (“Reb”) and Johnny Spikes.
The Hummingbird Cafe was often a hangout for jazz musicians in the 1920s and 1930s.
Jane, a USC student, stands in front of a lost bungalow court at 3026 Shrine Place in Los Angeles. circa 1936.
A couple spending part of their vacation at the Rainbow Camp Auto Court in El Monte, c. 1930s
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officer, c. 1941.
Somewhere in Culver City, circa 1944.
Beverly Hills motorcyclists, c. 1940s.
Bridesmaids posing in front of the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church on the corner of 87th Place and Main Street. I’m guessing this photo was taken in the 1940s, based of the Black Dahlia hairstyles.
Circus aerolists with the Clyde Beatty Trained Wild Animal Circus in 1946. (LAPL 00054729)
An unidentified early inventor and his amateur radio television camera, which looks to be a modification of a military piece of equipment used on planes in WWII.
Vicki Berosini of the “High Wire Berosinis” poses with “Natal the Monkey Man” backstage at the Shrine Auditorium in 1949. The act was part of the Polack Bros. Circus, better known as the “Shrine Circus.” LAPL: 00099448.
Two pre-school children at a Valentine’s Day party at Garvey Park in Rosemead, circa 1958. (USC)
Man casually leans against the back door of a Woodie parked outside a Mayfair Markets grocery store in the late 1950s,