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 […]

1920s

Life in Los Angeles: The Roaring 20s

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Los Angeles traffic jam

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 from 6th Street.     The 500 block of S. Broadway in 1920.   The Chocolate Shop moved from its original location on Fifth Street […]

1920s

Los Angeleno Portrait photos – 1920s

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Banjo Player Witzel

A Los Angeles portrait sitting for a color-tinted portrait at the Witzel Studio. Photo possibly taken in the 1920s or earlier.   An unknown Los Angeles musical Hawaiian act – 1928   Two Costumed Japanese Performers in a photo most likely taken in the 1920s. The photographer is I. Simada of Los Angeles.  

1920s

Los Angelenos – 1920s

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4 women 1924 Los Angeles

Photos of Los Angelenos taken in the 1920s. Above photo: A family portrait in Los Angeles, circa 1924.   Office workers in Glendale, CA, c. 1922.   Two women reading on the porch on July 4, 1923.   Swinging near Eagle Rock, c. 1923.   This family portrait was supposedly taken in Los Angeles in […]

1920s

Olvera Street – Photos

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Olvera Street

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 […]