Electric Studio

Electric Studio photos – 240 S. Main Street – 1910s

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A novelty photo  taken at the Electric Studio at 240 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA. The writing on the back of the photo reads: Dedico Este Pequieno Recuerdo a mi hermano Encarnacion Montes. — Jose Montes. Dated September 28, 1913.   A second novelty photo from the Electric Studio.    

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Somewhere in Los Angeles – Photos (1910-1919)

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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 […]

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Los Angeles Newsies – Photographer: Lewis W. Hine

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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 […]

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Fourth and Main 1917

Los Angeles – Southern California photos: 1910-1919

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Los Angeles – Southern California photos from the 1910s. Above: the intersection of Fourth and Main, no later than 1917.   The California Club building at 451 S. Hill, next to Central Park (now Pershing Square), c. 1910.   A delivery wagon for Crescent Creamery, circa 1910. Crescent’s address back then was 241-249 Winston Street, […]

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Los Angeles homes (1910-1919)

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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 […]

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Los Angeles International Air Meet Photos – 1910

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Stunning images from the 1910 Los Angeles International Air Meet. The historic week long event took place at Dominguez Field in Los Angeles. The meet lasted from January 10 to January 20, 1910, and was the first of its kind in the United States.   Pilot Charles F. Willard brings his Curtiss “Golden Flyer” in for […]

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Los Angeles Fire Department – Photos – 1910s

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A  City of Los Angeles Fire Department vehicle, c. 1917.   The Los Angeles Fire Department at work in the very early 1900s. I did a quick search of records and there was a listing for a Central Meat Company located at 153 N. Spring Street in 1909.   A fire engine belonging to Hollywood’s […]

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Yuma Land Rush in Los Angeles – 1910

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RUSH FOR LAND ON; SCORES IN LINE ALL NIGHT Yuma Homeseekers Camp Outside Doors of Auditorium READY FOR DRAWING Thousands Expected in Rush for Tract Opened by Government. LOS ANGELES HERALD March 1, 1910 — Yuma land seekers began to form a line in front of the Shrine Auditorium at 8 o’clock last evening, and […]

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1910 Los Angeles CA Postcard Winter in California Ladies on Porch

Another brutal Los Angeles winter – 1910s

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Another brutal Los Angeles winter, c. 1910s. How they survived, I’ll never know.      

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U.S. President William Howard Taft – 1911

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On October 16, 1911, U.S. President William Howard Taft arrived in Southern California for a whirlwind tour of Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Alhambra. The visit was not without drama. The McNamara brothers trial for the 1910 bombing of the Los Angeles Times building was about to begin. The high profile case required heightened security for […]

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