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   The Westjoy Dance Studios at 8844 Wilshire Blvd. in 1940. Photographer: Ansel Adams/ LAPL 00085728)   A section of Sunset Boulevard (renamed Cesar Chavez in […]


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. 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. […]


Los Angeles Summer Olympics – 1932

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Los Angeles Summer Olympics

The Hungarian Water Polo team at the Los Angeles Summer Olympics in 1932. The team won the gold medal, while Germany took the silver, and the United States received the bronze. The man on the far right is Olivér Halassy, the first amputee to compete in the Olympics as a swimmer. He had lost part of […]