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 […]


Los Angeles Union Station

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Union Station Concourse

The Union Station ticket concourse in April 1939, a month before the new station opened. (LAPL 00050779)   Downtown’s Union Station in 1939, the year it opened. (Photo: Herman J. Schultheis/LAPL)   Two women stand outside in 1939.   Photo: Oct. 29, 1943.   A vintage view of Union Station.    The Atchison, Topeka and Santa […]