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 […]


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 […]


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, […]