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ethereal_reality Jul 9, 2018 3:58 AM

Thanks HH. I obviously lead a very sheltered life. ;)





To me, this next slide doesn't look like Los Angeles at all.

"Street Market 1964 Los Angeles California by Richard Karl Koch"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/YWNWS9.jpg
EBAY


There are practically no clues that might help us figure out this location.


except maybe...the sign above the No Dumping sign

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/21HVYb.jpg

It appears to be a lady with a walking stick (hat and scarf) waving into the distance. (but the writing is illegible)

The only other clue I can think of are the letters visible on the folded awning. B L B

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ethereal_reality Jul 9, 2018 4:25 AM

One last slide for tonight.

"Man With Hammerjack 1967 Los Angeles Street Worker Orig Slide"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/r6hQbL.jpg
EBAY

When I first saw this I thought the man was working inside a tunnel
but the intense shadow of the cone & flag tells a different story. (unless...artificial lighting)
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AND... what's making all that orangish rock dust? It's not coming from the worker's jackhammer.

ScottyB Jul 9, 2018 4:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8245143)
Thanks HH. I obviously lead a very sheltered life. ;)





To me, this next slide doesn't look like Los Angeles at all.

"Street Market 1964 Los Angeles California by Richard Karl Koch"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/YWNWS9.jpg
EBAY


There are practically no clues that might help us figure out this location.


except maybe...the sign above the No Dumping sign

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/21HVYb.jpg

It appears to be a lady with a walking stick (hat and scarf) waving into the distance. (but the writing is illegible)

The only other clue I can think of are the letters visible on the folded awning. B L B

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Looks like somewhere where cold weather and snow are common. The sign above "No Dumping" appears to show a man with gloves and a snow shovel......I think the second line of the sign starts with "Shovel Your Walks". Those guys look like Chicagoans to me.

Hollywood Graham Jul 9, 2018 4:51 AM

Not L.A.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ScottyB (Post 8245165)
Looks like somewhere where cold weather and snow are common. The sign above "No Dumping" appears to show a man with gloves and a snow shovel......I think the second line of the sign starts with "Shovel Your Walks". Those guys look like Chicagoans to me.

Sign says Bureau of Sanitation, there is no Bureau of Sanitation in L.A. If it was older L.A. it would say L.A. City Health Dept..

tovangar2 Jul 9, 2018 4:52 AM

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ScottyB Jul 9, 2018 4:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8244615)
Could this be a never-before-seen photograph of L.A.'s Chinatown?


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/08MsFj.jpg
EBAY

1897 Cabinet Card of Los Angeles' Chinatown [currently on ebay]




The date & location is written on the back.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...921/VXvYyB.png
DETAIL




A closer look. (it's what I do best :) folks)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/cGaei7.jpg
EBAY

Isn't it simply AMAZING.

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Love that shot! A reminder of when the streets were a hazard to one's clean shoes....note the board for pedestrians to transcend the muck.

Here's another view, listed as 309, 313, 313 1/2 Marchessault St.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1810/...11f45648_z.jpg
HDL

Lojack Jul 9, 2018 5:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8245143)
Thanks HH. I obviously lead a very sheltered life. ;)





To me, this next slide doesn't look like Los Angeles at all.

"Street Market 1964 Los Angeles California by Richard Karl Koch"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/YWNWS9.jpg
EBAY


There are practically no clues that might help us figure out this location.


except maybe...the sign above the No Dumping sign

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/21HVYb.jpg

It appears to be a lady with a walking stick (hat and scarf) waving into the distance. (but the writing is illegible)

The only other clue I can think of are the letters visible on the folded awning. B L B

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The newer crate on the far right of the image is marked Barney's Produce.

Lorendoc Jul 9, 2018 6:28 AM

more bridges
 
I returned to LA from Santa Fe, NM this afternoon on the 5+ hour late Southwest Chief train. Since the 6th Street bridge was recently discussed here, I thought I'd try to take some pictures of the other bridges over the LA river more or less visible from the train. This wasn't easy, as the train was moving pretty fast, and I'm not a very good photographer :shrug:

First picture was taken on the rail flyover, looking up the river north, with the East Washington bridge in the foreground and a railroad bridge just beyond it:
https://i.imgur.com/Skjcvze.jpg

Next is the Olympic Boulevard bridge:
https://i.imgur.com/GZrEnzw.jpg

Then the 7th Street bridge:
https://i.imgur.com/IHceSLo.jpg


And some work already on the contentious 6th Street Bridge:
https://i.imgur.com/5ETowEB.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/4n7x3si.jpg


The Fourth Street bridge:
https://i.imgur.com/lzvxvvl.jpg

The First Street bridge that also carries the Gold Line:
https://i.imgur.com/FwAzTdy.jpg

The 101 bridge:
https://i.imgur.com/DmlZ0Jj.jpg

and lastly, the Cesar E Chavez bridge:
https://i.imgur.com/Zz0Mdn6.jpg

You can see they've done a *massive* graffiti-overpainting project since I took this trip a year ago.

GaylordWilshire Jul 9, 2018 2:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 8244350)


https://s22.postimg.cc/60gdh1dnl/WB-...French.bmp.jpg
LAT Oct 5, 1930


https://s22.postimg.cc/t3bhtq70x/WBW...hphoto.bmp.jpgLAPL


See also "Wilshire After Its Houses"


What was there before (more on the site here)
https://s22.postimg.cc/dhu69xv4h/3043_MAINsh.bmp.jpg


What's there now:
https://s22.postimg.cc/88z5bvpi9/wbw...andnow.bmp.jpg

CityBoyDoug Jul 9, 2018 4:02 PM

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....zAWsL._RI_.jpg
Republic pictures 1949

In the genre of the noir films.....

https://assets.mubi.com/images/film/...jpg?1517766760
Republic pictures 1949

tovangar2 Jul 9, 2018 7:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lorendoc (Post 8245197)
... I thought I'd try to take some pictures of the other bridges over the LA river more or less visible from the train.

Thank you for the wonderful photos Lorendoc. I love that run along the river. It's such a welcome to those of us returning home.

Lorendoc Jul 9, 2018 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 8245709)
Thank you for the wonderful photos Lorendoc. I love that run along the river. It's such a welcome to those of us returning home.

You're welcome, I'm glad you enjoyed them. I feel the same way about the return.

tovangar2 Jul 10, 2018 2:54 AM

Tab Hunter 1931-2018, a dreamboat to the end
 
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Lw...vmbnrj=s488-no
the wrap

ethereal_reality Jul 10, 2018 4:56 AM

re: Vegetable Market Los Angeles, NOT
Quote:

Originally Posted by ScottyB (Post 8245165)
Looks like somewhere where cold weather and snow are common. The sign above "No Dumping" appears to show a man with gloves and a snow shovel......I think the second line of the sign starts with "Shovel Your Walks". Those guys look like Chicagoans to me.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hollywood Graham (Post 8245168)
Sign says Bureau of Sanitation, there is no Bureau of Sanitation in L.A. If it was older L.A. it would say L.A. City Health Dept..

When I posted the slide I thought to myself..."I'm not exactly sure why...but this doesn't seem like Los Angeles to me."

HELLO. THE PEOPLE ARE WEARING WINTER COATS.

I might have to turn in my sleuthing license. :(






Quote:

Originally Posted by Lojack (Post 8245177)
The newer crate on the far right of the image is marked Barney's Produce.

I checked this out Lojack. No "Barney's Produce" in any of the old L.A. directories.

John Maddox Roberts Jul 10, 2018 5:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 8246252)

I saw him once in Montecito in the late '70s. He had a ranch there. He was wearing a beard at the time and it took me a few seconds to recognize him. A striking man even in his later years.

ethereal_reality Jul 10, 2018 5:10 AM

'mystery' location

This slide DOES feel like Los Angeles.

"Van Nuys Beverly Hills Westwood Los Angeles RARE political slide"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/kIepkR.jpg
EBAY

I see ESKIMO ESTOMO is running for Supervisor of the 3rd District.
Does anyone have a map of the 3rd District? It might help us locate this corner building.

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tovangar2 Jul 10, 2018 6:26 AM

:previous:

The 3rd is my district


There's a map at the link above, but LA County Districts are so huge, it probably won't help much.


Sheila Kuehl is Supervisor of the 3rd. She's great.

BillinGlendaleCA Jul 10, 2018 9:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 8246388)
:previous:

LA County Districts are so huge, it probably won't help much.

That's why they were known as The Five Kings.

CaliNative Jul 10, 2018 11:00 AM

Anybody posted pics of the old railroad up Echo Mountain and Mt. Lowe? Tied right into the Pacific Electric. It was quite the tourist attraction until the 1930s depression. Wish we still had that, along with the Richfield tower..

Noir_Noir Jul 10, 2018 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8246367)
'mystery' location

This slide DOES feel like Los Angeles.

"Van Nuys Beverly Hills Westwood Los Angeles RARE political slide"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/kIepkR.jpg
EBAY

I see ESKIMO ESTOMO is running for Supervisor of the 3rd District.
Does anyone have a map of the 3rd District? It might help us locate this corner building.

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STOP PRESS!


ELECTION RESULT FROM JUNE 2nd 1970 JUST IN.


Estomo runs third in the vote.


https://i.imgur.com/xpFiEGS.jpg
archive.org


Winner gets park named after him.


https://i.imgur.com/gT4jdfm.jpg
LA Parks



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https://i.imgur.com/IjlcMKg.jpg

There is a Chevron station sign in the picture. Likely quite a number of them in the big ol' Third District in 1970. Someone is going to have to check them all out. :)


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