First auto Los Angeles

Los Angeles’ First Automobile

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Believe it or not, this is the first automobile in Southern California. S.D. Sturgis built it in his shop on 5th Street in Los Angeles with help from J. Philip Erie, the man credited for being the first to drive an automobile on a Los Angeles street. This photo was taken the same year the […]

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Molokane

Molokane – Russian Immigrants – 1906

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Newsflash from the Past: TAKE TO HILLS IN A SCARE. Deluded Los Angeles Molokane Will Move Tomorrow for Fear of Quake. Los Angeles Times (October 14, 1906) There will be an exodus of the Molokane from Los Angeles tomorrow. The 2000 or more [Russian] colonists will begin their trek from the city early in the […]

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Eastlake Park 1908

Los Angeles – Eastlake Park photos (1900-1911)

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In 1881, the City of Los Angeles created a local attraction called East Los Angeles Park. In 1901, it became Eastlake Park before the name changed a third time to Lincoln Park in 1917.  The park’s address is 3501 Valley Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.   The lake’s stepping stones, c. 1904.   The Eastlake Park railway, circa 1905.     […]

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Los Angeles – Bizarre Postcards – Early 1900s

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A collection of bizarre postcards images that were sold in Los Angeles in the early 1900s.   A Shriner’s postcard from 1907.   “Los Angeles Looks Good to Me,” c. 1909.   Back when Los Angeles was the center of California’s wine production.   A surreal postcard from 1909 for the Milano Cafe, once located […]

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Los Angeles Novelty Photos 1900-1909

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Two boys pose for a Redondo Beach novelty photo, c. 1908.   A 1909 photo taken in Los Angeles. The inscription on back reads: “Dear Mary, I wish you would write to me. This is a picture of myself, Everette and Allen. It is not good. But I will send it. Nell.” 2

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McKinley visit 1901 Main Street

Los Angeles – southern california photos – 1900 – 1909

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Above photo: Main Street, looking north from around 6th Street. Photo was taken on May 8, 1901, the day U.S. President William McKinley visited Los Angeles.   The Los Angeles High School football team, circa 1899-1900. According to the Los Angeles Times, the high school occasionally played colleges and universities to fill its season. For instance, […]

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