Pictures of Santa Catalina Island thru the years. Above photo: 1953. “Camp Clemente,” a temporary campground somewhere on Catalina Island in the late 1800s. A monster-size black sea bass weighing 384-pounds was caught with a rod and reel off Catalina Island by Franklin Schenck of Brooklyn, NY. Photo dated August 17, 1900. It […]
This turn of the 20th Century postcard is confusing because it claims that Long Beach, California, had the longest beach on the Pacific Coast. However, Long Beach Peninsula in Washington State is considered the longest beach in the United States (some say the world, though this claim is disputed). If that isn’t confusing enough, several […]
Somewhere in Los Angeles: Random photos taken in and around the city in the 1910s. Above photo: This female mail carrier must have broken a lot of hearts along her postal route. She’s beautiful! Photo taken in the 1910s. Two musicians, circa 1910. Four ladies showing off their badges somewhere in the Los Angeles […]
In 1881, the City of Los Angeles created a local attraction called East Los Angeles Park. In 1901, it became Eastlake Park before the name changed a third time to Lincoln Park in 1917. The park’s address is 3501 Valley Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. The lake’s stepping stones, c. 1904. The Eastlake Park railway, circa 1905. […]
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 […]
Another brutal Los Angeles winter, c. 1910s. How they survived, I’ll never know. A drinking diet postcard from the early 1910s. Bizarre Los Angeles Collection – 1910 California Honeymoon Coffee / Tea Mug – Surreal Goodness!