Portraits from the Past: A collection of portrait studio photos and cabinet cards taken in Los Angeles between 1880 and 1899. Above photo: Two portraits of an 1880s couple found at an estate sale in Los Angeles. Here is a portrait of a beautiful (probably wealthy) young woman in Los Angeles. The photographer was […]
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 […]
Another brutal Los Angeles winter, c. 1910s. How they survived, I’ll never know. A drinking diet postcard from the early 1910s.
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 […]