The aftermath of the Glendale flood on January 1, 1934. Photographer: Clarence Dizney Van Ness / LAPL 00110648
Afton Place (between Fountain and Sunset), circa January 1934.
Dean Cornell (far left), and an assistant working on a mural for the Los Angeles Public Library from his Kensington Studio in London, circa 1930. Note the model with the basket on his head.
Cooking school in Monrovia, circa 1930. (Huntington Library)
A carnival barker for the Dreamland Circus Side Show entertains a crowd of people attending the 1937 Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona. (Photographer:Herman J. Schultheis / LAPL 00097289)
Before “Black Friday,” there were annual Dollar Day sales in the major department stores in downtown Los Angeles. This photo was taken on “Dollar Day,” September 1, 1933. Another photo from 1933.
A postcard image of the Carthay Circle Theatre with Henry Lion’s sculpture of a prospector in the foreground.
A wet day in January 1938. The photo was taken on the 800 block of Hill Street. Photographer: Herman J. Schultheis / LAPL 00100752
A cigarette girl for the Hummingbird Cafe located in the immediate vicinity of 12th Street and Central. Other popular establishments near the Hummingbird Cafe were Adams Sweet Shop (next door) and a record store across the street, owned by Benjamin (“Reb”) and Johnny Spikes. The Hummingbird Cafe was often a hangout for jazz musicians in the […]
The Big Red Piano Shop, aka. California Piano Supply Co., was once located at 2251 Venice Blvd. (the corner of Venice and Oxford Street), near Western Avenue. A chiropractor named Dr. Ashley Manning first opened the California Piano Supply Co. in 1927. Because the neighborhood wasn’t an ideal location for a piano store, he relied on […]