Bizarre Tales: The Day Ocean Park Burned (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Bizarre Tales: The Day Ocean Park Burned – 1912

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Bizarre Tales: The Day Ocean Park Burned ALL-SWEEPING TONGUES OF FLAME GO SWIFTLY. Scene of Multitude’s Pleasure Quickly Turned Into Red Cauldron from Which All Must Fly –One Party Trapped at End of Pier Dead – Story of the Terrible Fire Battle THE LOS ANGELES TIMES – September 4, 1912 — Fed by a thousand […]

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ALL NIGHT AND DAY

Bank Run: All Night and Day Bank – 1910

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Handing ‘Em Cash: ALL NIGHT AND DAY THE RUN AND BANK. Crowd of Men, Women and Boys in Line a Block Long Moving on the Paying Teller’s Window to Get Money Out – Some Depositing. Los Angeles Times, May 3, 1910 — Between 11 and 12 o’clock yesterday morning, a run was started on the […]

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Hollywood in photos

Hollywood, CA, history in photos

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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 […]

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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.     2

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female mail carrier

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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Newsies

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 Hotel Lankershim, formerly on the corner of Broadway and 7th. This postcard probably dates to around 1910, the year of the Los Angeles International Air Meet, which was the first major air show […]

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Los Angeles homes 1912

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

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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