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Old April 19th, 2019, 08:30 PM   #21
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[SIZE="4"]Hollywood Freeway at Alvarado 1950s by Metro Library and Archive, on Flickr

God compare to today... What a shit show with the trash, tagging and homeless encampments all around it
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6th St. Look East at Olive-late 1930s by Metro Library and Archive, on Flickr

Downtown Business: Shoppers in Los Angeles, California. April 1942. by Britt Fuller, on Flickr
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3rd Street tunnel cleaned, 1951 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

Kenni, I think this may be the tunnel you were posting about..I'm not sure.


Nah, it's not the same tunnel. DTLA used to have a lot of tunnels since it comprised of many small hills that were eventually leveled, but that tunnel I had never seen before.

Here it is again...







I figured it out. That's where the 101 freeway is now, so they leveled that mound and tunnel in the 50's.
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God compare to today... What a shit show with the trash, tagging and homeless encampments all around it
That's the 101 around Echo Park isn't it? I almost want to say that's Alvarado St.



Everything is relative LASF. I'm sure back then folks made the same remarks about the 1930's.
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Ride Um Cowgirls | 1962
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A photograph of a night club featuring; nine girls dressed in a western motif, band members, and tenth woman dressed slightly more formally receiving a trophy, May 1962. Charlotta Bass/California Eagle Photograph Collection, Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, Los Angeles, CA


Looking east on 5th Street from Grand Avenue, ca.1964
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Looking east down Sunset Boulevard from Highland Avenue, 1967 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

Hody's, North Hollywood, 1961 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

Looking east on Pier Avenue, Ocean Park, Santa Monica, 1915 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

Lets go surfin now, everybody's learnin' how...Malibu, 1969 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

Christmas decorations, Broadway at 10th, Los Angeles, 1929 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

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Where are all the palm trees?
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Where are all the palm trees?
Don't know. My guess is that they were not planted yet. There are plenty of palm trees in the other photos.
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6th St. Look East at Olive-late 1930s by Metro Library and Archive, on Flickr

Sixth and Main Station by Metro Library and Archive, on Flickr

This photograph depicts the of interior of Pacific Electric Railway Company's 6th & Main Street Station during World War II, showing the information booth and ticket office.

Broadway at 8th- WWII Years- by Metro Library and Archive, on Flickr

San Bernardino Station by Metro Library and Archive, on Flickr



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The Los Angeles Theatre, 1948 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

Fire, 3rd and San Pedro, 1951 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

Caught in elevator (1110 West Washington Boulevard), 1951 (4) by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

Colorado Street Bridge, looking northwest, Pasadena, ca.1915-1920 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

Birdseye view of completed North Figueroa Street bridge looking northeast from hilltop, 1938 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr
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You Auto Buy Now parade in Hollywood, 1958 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

Fireplug sheared off, 6th and Hill, 1951 (6) by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

A structure over Mission Road at Soto Street, 1936 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

The view from the Lindberg Beacon, 1950 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

First Masonic Hall to be restored, 1958 (2) by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr
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The Swinger, 1966 by DLZ127, on Flickr

Sixth Street Viaduct spanning the Los Angeles River, showing the large bridge, C.C. Pierce, 1932 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941 (r) by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

Motorama Show at Pan Pacific, 1951 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

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The Church of the Blessed Sacrament at 6657 West Sunset Los Angeles circa 1963



Venice Beach, California, 1947



North McCadden Place and Sunset Strip Los Angeles ..1967.



West Main Street in Alhambra, 1956



Children on skateboards..Diamond Bar, California, July 1968.



August 1963 Hollywood & Vine, Los Angeles



October 1942. "Thousands of North American Aviation employees at Inglewood, California, look skyward as the bomber and fighter planes they helped build perform overhead during a lunch period air show. This plant produces the battle-tested B-25 'Billy Mitchell' bomber, used in General Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, and the P-51 'Mustang' fighter plane, which was first brought into prominence by the British raid on Dieppe." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.
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Snow in Los Angeles!!!

Snowfall, Los Angeles, January 1949 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr



“A veritable wonderland greeted residents of Glendale early January 11, 1949, when they looked out windows and wondered what happened.” Los Angeles Public Library photo collection




Snow covers the grounds of UCLA on January 15, 1932.



Snowfall in Los Angeles 1962



A snowball fight on Valley streets in January 1949



The original photograph caption, dated January 11, 1949, reads: “Les Koontz, left, and Doug Simpson push snowdrift off a car parked outside overnight. Hundreds of motorists had the same experience early today.”
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At one time Los Angeles had the largest network of Streetcars/PCC/Urban rail cars in the World. This system was made up of several different companies. But through the 50s & early 60s this all came to a screeching stop!

Los Angeles streetcar history

421-NW-on Border. Torr.11-51..Pacific Electric train near Torrance, November 1951 by Metro Library and Archive, on Flickr

PERy 5052 Glendale & Berkeley 08-50 by Metro Library and Archive, on Flickr

PERy 103 11th & Hill 08-15-50 by Metro Library and Archive, on Flickr

Los Angeles Transit Lines 3099 First & Fresno 12-28-48 by Metro Library and Archive, on Flickr

LATL 1447 Santa Barbara & Hoover 11-07-46 by Metro Library and Archive, on Flickr

284 PERY 5179 Van Nuys Line Downtown Van Nuys 19510603 AKW by Metro Library and Archive, on Flickr

Los Angeles Railway 558 Vermont & 42nd Place NB 07-29-47 by Metro Library and Archive, on Flickr
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Los Angeles City Hall, 1 January 1953. by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr


Los Angeles Times Building, 1939 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

Los Angeles Railway Birney no. 1031, 1946 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

Union Station, Los Angeles 1939 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr
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Ralph Bunche in Los Angeles, 1926 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

In many ways, the life of Ralph Bunche (right) (1904–1971) illustrated the promise that early Los Angeles held out to African Americans. A native of the middle west (Detroit), Bunche migrated as a child with his family to Los Angeles. Graduating from UCLA in 1927, he went on to Harvard University and earned a doctorate. A professor of government at Washington, D.C.'s Howard University, in 1941, Bunche began a long, distinguished career as a diplomat for the United States government and United Nations. For his service as leader of the UN’s Palestine Commission, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950, the first African American to be so honored.

High-flying fashion, Los Angeles, 1967 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

March 22, 1967: Five flight attendants modeling mod inspired and culturally influenced uniforms, Calif., 1967. HIGH-FLYING FASHION--Airlines are getting away from traditional stewardess uniforms as these girls attest: Jeanne Kendall, 21, America; Mary Anne Touhy, 22, Western; Junko Kawai, Japan; Sherron Goldizen, 22, Continental, and Bonnie Campbell, 20, American. March 1967: A variety of new uniforms are modeled by airline stewardesses Jeanne Kendall, 21, American; Mary Anne Touhy, 22, Western; Junko Kawai, Japan; Sherron Goldizen, 22, Continental;, and Bonnie Campbell, 20, American.


Mystery Avenue and Unknown Street, Los Angeles, 1949 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

Hotel Barclay, Loomis Dean, Los Angeles, 1948 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

Simons, Los Angeles, ca.1940 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr
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El Monte Busway fleet late 1960s by Metro Library and Archive, on Flickr


Vine Manor Hotel, Hollywood, CA - 1953 by ElectroSpark, on Flickr

Fishermans Wharf, Redondo Beach — August 1953 by ElectroSpark, on Flickr

314 PERY 5121 Van Nuys Line Santa Monical & Sunset Blvds. 1952 1110 AKW by Metro Library and Archive, on Flickr

Fire Truck at Engine House 4...1942 by Metro Library and Archive, on Flickr

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4th and Spring Streets, Los Angeles, 1959 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

Officer Jenson, Los Angeles, 1932 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

Westbound on the 101, approaching downtown in the Dodge, Lennart van der Horst, 1958 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

Aerial Los Angeles interchange, ca.1955 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr
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