Iconic Locales

Long Beach photos

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Long Beach

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 […]

1910s

Somewhere in Los Angeles – Photos (1910-1919)

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female mail carrier

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 […]

1900s

Los Angeles – Eastlake Park photos (1900-1911)

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Eastlake Park 1908

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.     […]