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Old 02-15-2010, 09:14 AM   #1
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Default The History Of Los Angeles



Jimmy is a relatively new member that recently spent a ton of time scouring the photo archives of the Los Angeles Public Library. In doing so, he found hundreds of photos from the 193...

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Old 02-15-2010, 09:22 AM   #2
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Thanks! It's always cool to see the beginnings of the hobby.
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:32 AM   #3
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i need one of those "TRAFFIC VIOLATOR" stickers

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Old 02-15-2010, 09:34 AM   #4
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i need one of those "TRAFFIC VIOLATOR" stickers

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Get me one too, Danny!
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:37 AM   #5
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Awesome selection...sample of what I have...

USC Digital Archives...
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:41 AM   #6
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Even in El Lay we drive on the right side of the road

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Old 02-15-2010, 09:46 AM   #7
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:50 AM   #8
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Even in El Lay we drive on the right side of the road...

Was this photo taken BEFORE the onset of traffic jams as we know them today? Is that a body laying in the back of the stake body??? Where are the homies - I don't see no homies, bro! Can't be El-Ay...
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:02 AM   #10
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Thanks to BrerHair for the photos. I have looked through L.A. Lib. photos many times and am always glad to see car photos. The Automobile Club Of So. Cal. donated a great many of their photos to be stored in this collection.
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Hard wood floors in a auto store!!! Classic!
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:27 AM   #12
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Awesome... Way to start my day here~!
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:34 AM   #13
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:36 AM   #14
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great pictures. i love the old service station shots. so cool.
thanks for sharing.
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On the western edge of Los Angeles and Santa Monica city limits.
This photo was taken by one of my photographer mentors, Tom Thompson.
Can you imagine building a "shrine" like this today? It's just a gas station, but in Los Angeles anything to do with the automobile was honored, even the gas stations.



and, this one was a mile or so to the east

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Old 02-15-2010, 10:48 AM   #16
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Amazing !
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:12 AM   #17
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Very Cool! Where was that board track at?
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:12 AM   #18
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The Merle Norman Cosmedics business in downtown Los Angeles.
These photos were also taken by Tom Thompson and were given to the Nethercutt Museum for their archives last year. when we took the tour.
The Merle Norman Co. is the sole financial support for the Nethercutt Museum.
Free parking and free admission.
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:17 AM   #19
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This is one of the best posts I have seen. I dig this stuff...Thanks a million..Dave
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:18 AM   #20
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I would like to see a now and then shot of the parts stores and gas stations... anyone up for finding what they (or where they used to be) looks like today?
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