1960s

Los Angeles: The Swinging 60s photos (1960-1969)

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Los Angeles 1960

Los Angeles: The Swinging 60s photos (1960-1969) Above: Downtown 1960.   In 1960, the Los Angeles County Medical Association set up a special drive-in clinic for people to receive a Salk polio shot without having to leave their car. This particular clinic was held at the Glendale Federal Savings and Loan Association at 401 N. […]

1950s

Los Angeles photos in the 1950s

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Downtown Los Angeles 1950

Los Angeles photos in the 1950s. Above: Downtown in 1950.   A traffic jam on Figueroa Street facing Sunset, circa 1950.   ” ‘Death Symphony’ Jest Turns on Rodzinski” LOS ANGELES TIMES (Feb. 4, 1950) — The laugh with which Arthur Rodzinski defied the death and superstition which lurk around Tschaikowsky’s [sic.] “Symphonie Pathetique” as […]

1940s

Los Angeles: Snapshots of the 1940s

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Los Angeles: Snapshots 1940

Los Angeles: Snapshots of the 1940s. Above photo: An aerial view of city hall in 1940.   Another view of City Hall, circa 1940. Photographer: Ansel Adams/ LAPL 00085775   Night view of Los Angeles from the Griffith Observatory, circa 1940.   Photo taken by Ansel Adams in 1940. To the left is the Hotel […]

1930s

Life in Los Angeles in the 1930s

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Downtown Los Angeles 1930

Life in Los Angeles in the 1930s Above photo: Downtown Los Angeles in 1930.   Howe’s “At the Sign of the Indian” Complete Motor Service, located at 7456 Melrose Avenue, circa 1930. Proprietor: Leon D. Howe. (Photo: LAPL 00057621)   The Umbrella Service Station, General Petroleum Gas, circa 1930, once located at 830 South La […]

1920s

Life in Los Angeles: The Roaring 20s

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Los Angeles traffic jam

A pictorial look at Los Angeles in the Roaring 20s! Above photo: A traffic jam in 1920.   A vintage 1920s postcard of Los Angeles’ “Busy Broadway.” The view looks south from 6th Street.     The 500 block of S. Broadway in 1920.   The Chocolate Shop moved from its original location on Fifth Street […]