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 The Westjoy Dance Studios at 8844 Wilshire Blvd. in 1940. Photographer: Ansel Adams/ LAPL 00085728) A section of Sunset Boulevard (renamed Cesar Chavez in […]
A simulated bank robbery is staged at the Los Angeles Police Department pistol range at Elysian Park, c. 1928. Pacific Southwest Trust & Savings Bank employees receive special training on how to protect themselves during an armed robbery. All photos from the Los Angeles Public Library.
Above photo: Main Street, looking north from around 6th Street. The photo was taken on May 8, 1901, the day U.S. President William McKinley visited Los Angeles. The Los Angeles High School football team, circa 1899-1900. According to the Los Angeles Times, the high school occasionally played colleges and universities to fill its season. […]