1900s

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 […]

1910s

Somewhere in Los Angeles – Photos (1910-1960)

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female mail carrier

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 […]

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 of 6th Street. Disclosure: The link below is an affiliate link, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if […]

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 […]