Glendale Flood of 1934

Glendale Flood of 1934

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The aftermath of the Glendale flood on January 1, 1934.   Photographer: Clarence Dizney Van Ness / LAPL 00110648

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Afton Place Los Angeles 1934

Afton Place – Los Angeles – 1934.

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Afton Place (between Fountain and Sunset), circa January 1934.

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Los Angeles Public Library

Los Angeles Public Library mural – 1930

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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.

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Cooking School Monrovia 1930

Monrovia – Cooking School – 1930s

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Cooking school in Monrovia, circa 1930. (Huntington Library)

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Dreamland Circus 1937

Los Angeles County Fair – Dreamland Circus – 1937

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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)

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Dollar Day 1933

Downtown Los Angeles – Dollar Day Sales – 1933

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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.

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Carthay Circle Theatre

Carthay Circle Theatre – 1930s

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A postcard image of the Carthay Circle Theatre with Henry Lion’s sculpture of a prospector in the foreground.

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Hill Street 1938

Rainy Day – Hill Street – 1938

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A wet day in January 1938. The photo was taken on the 800 block of Hill Street. Photographer: Herman J. Schultheis / LAPL 00100752

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Hummingbird Cafe

Hummingbird Cafe Cigarette Girl – 1930s

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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 […]

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California Supply Company

Los Angeles – Big Red Piano Shop – 1930

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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 […]

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