1900s

Hollywood, CA, history in photos

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Hollywood in photos

As we all know, Hollywood is not a city. It is a neighborhood, perhaps the most famous one in the world. Here is a short history told through photos. Come back often because there is a lot to add.    The Six Mile House, named for its distance to Los Angeles, was a liquor/wine bar […]

1910s

Somewhere in Los Angeles – Photos (1910-1919)

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female mail carrier

Somewhere in Los Angeles: Random photos taken in and around the city in the 1910s. Above photo: This female mail carrier must have broken a lot of hearts along her postal route. She’s beautiful! Photo taken in the 1910s.   Two musicians, circa 1910.   Four ladies showing off their badges somewhere in the Los Angeles […]

1910s

Los Angeles Newsies – Photographer: Lewis W. Hine

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Newsies

A startling collection of photographs depicting Los Angeles newsies, c. 1915. The photographer was Lewis W. Hine, who used these photos to advocate for child labor laws.   Above photo: A nine-year-old newsie, described as the “boss fighter of 5th Street.” He is photographed near Los Angeles’ Southern Pacific Railroad Depot.  (LOC)       Here […]

1910s

Los Angeles homes (1910-1919)

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Los Angeles homes 1912

A collection of Los Angeles homes in the 1910s. The above photo was taken in 1912.   A neighborhood drive, c. 1912.   A couple stands outside their home at 4210 D South Vermont, c. 1910 – 1913.   A bedroom in Pasadena, CA, circa 1913.   A woman waters her lawn in 1915.   A […]