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 […]

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 […]

1900s

Los Angeles – Southern California photos – 1900 – 1909

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McKinley visit 1901 Main Street

Above photo: Main Street, looking north from around 6th Street. 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. For instance, […]

1920s

Los Angelenos – 1920s

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4 women 1924 Los Angeles

Photos of Los Angelenos taken in the 1920s. Above photo: A family portrait in Los Angeles, circa 1924.   Office workers in Glendale, CA, c. 1922.   Two women reading on the porch on July 4, 1923.   Swinging near Eagle Rock, c. 1923.   This family portrait was supposedly taken in Los Angeles in […]