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 […]
Somewhere in Los Angeles: Random photos taken of people in the city from the 1910s to the late 1950s. Above photo: This female mail carrier must have broken a lot of hearts along her postal route. She’s beautiful! Photo taken in the 1920s. Two musicians, circa 1910. Four ladies showing off their badges […]
A pictorial look at Los Angeles in the Roaring 20s! Above photo: A traffic jam in 1920. A vintage 1920s postcard of Los Angeles’ “Busy Broadway.” The view looks south of 6th Street. Disclosure: The link below is an affiliate link, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if […]
A collection of novelty photos taken in Los Angeles in the 1920s. Photo taken at the Novelty Arcade Photo Studio, c. 1926. Its address was 234 N. Main Street, Los Angeles.
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 […]
A woman sits at a sandstone water trough on the the north end of Olvera Street, circa 1930s. The trough dates back to 1897. Olvera Street in 1925. Street musicians on the porch of the Avila Adobe. (LAPL) The El Paseo de Los Angeles, 1934. The La Golondrina Mexican Cafe […]
Pioneers of the soda industry during Prohibition (wink, wink). The Kalifornia Kola Co. originally operated plants in Pamona and San Bernardino before it opened a third plant in Los Angeles at 1838 East Vernon Avenue in 1921. The company manufactured soda water, Kal Kola, Budwine, and “Smile” syrup. This 1922 photo appears to have been […]