La Fiesta de Los Angeles Parade 1896. Bizarre Los Angeles

Los(t) Angeles – Parade photos

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On April 25, 1896, the Merry Maskers participated in the La Fiesta de Los Angeles Parade by honoring the arrival of the La Fiesta Queen. Approximately 30 men dressed as Pierrot clowns made their way along the parade route (near what is now Pershing Square). The clowns yelled, blew whistles, and occasionally entered participating stores. The clowns then grabbed […]

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Ocean Park 1900s

Los(t) Angeles – Ocean Park

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The beach crowd at Ocean Park. Judging from the Ingersol roller coaster in back, this postcard is circa 1904 – 1910.     The Scenic Railway Roller Coaster at Ocean Park around 1906.   Ocean Park around 1907.   The Scenic Railway Roller Coaster at Ocean Park around 1906.   July at Ocean Park Beach in Santa […]

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Los(t) Angeles: Bunker Hill

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A 1902 view down Bunker Hill. 3rd Street is below.   “Bunker Hill is old town, lost town, shabby town, crook town. Once, very long ago, it was the choice residential district of the city, and there are still standing a few of the jigsaw Gothic mansions with wide porches and walls covered with round-end shingles […]

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Ambassador Hotel at night

Los(t) Angeles: Ambassador Hotel – photos

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A night view of the Los Angeles Ambassador Hotel. Hay Whidden & His Orchestra is on the marquee for the Cocoanut Grove. Purchase your Fine Art America Print, Coffee Mug, T-Shirt, etc. of this image by pressing here! Purchase your Fine Art America Print, Coffee Mug, T-Shirt, etc. of this image by pressing here!   An enlarged […]

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California Alligator Farm

California Alligator Farm Photos

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Between the years 1907 and 1953, Los Angeles had an Alligator Farm that was located at 3627 Mission Road in Lincoln Heights. This postcard hails from around 1910.   “Drop In!” Yikes!   A postcard from 1910. For a pc, it is not very pc.   “Tex” the trainer.   “A bunch of babies” at […]

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La Grande Station

Los(t) Angeles – La Grande Station

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The Moorish-designed La Grande Station, located at 2nd Street and Santa Fe Ave., opened on July 29, 1893, and was the main terminal for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railways for over 40 years.   Photo, c. 1899. A vintage postcard of a train arriving, circa 1905.   Saying their good-byes at, circa May of […]

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Pan-Pacific Auditorium

Los(t) Angeles – Pan-Pacific Auditorium

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The Pan-Pacific Auditorium at 7600 West Beverly Boulevard. It opened in 1935 but was destroyed by fire in 1989.   The Los Angeles Auto Show at the Auditorium in November 1938. (LAPL 00105773) 2

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