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gsjansen Apr 23, 2011 2:55 PM

sigh.......i can't believe that all the links to photos that i posted yesterday are now unavailable due to USC's site being down for maintenance..........

hopefully the site will be back up soon, and the pictures will re-appear. could also possibly signal that they are updating the library, (which would be fantastic), hopefully it doesn't mean that they are re-organizing all the files, which would render all of our links to photographs there over the past two years moot.


****Update****
i was able to recover the images from the cache in my office computer, so i was able to upload them to flickr, and then replace the USC Digital Archive URL with the new flickr URL, so the photographs appear once more.

from now on, all images that i find, i will upload them to flickr before posting here, to insure that the images stay put, even if the original site is down.

ethereal_reality Apr 23, 2011 5:24 PM

I'm glad your photos are back up gsjansen.
I thought the only way to post photographs was through a photo hosting site (I use imageshack).
I'm curious, how were you doing it before?

And like you said, I hope they're adding new photographs. Wouldn't that be great! :)
_______________



http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/8791/easter1y.jpg


http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/2654/easter2k.jpg
ebay

gsjansen Apr 23, 2011 6:09 PM

typically when i find photos on lapl or usc, i just right click on the photograph and select copy image location, then i copy that into the insert photo box. obviously, i will be (as i said before), uploading the photos on flickr prior to posting here.

Easter Services Hollywood Bowl 1947

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/...72714984_o.jpg
Source: USC Digital Archive....(sorry, no direct link available right now)

ethereal_reality Apr 23, 2011 6:13 PM

Easter at the Las Primeras Guild at 6322 DeLonpre, circa 1958.

below:
It took me awhile to figure this one out, but then I remembered the year was 1958.
So here you have it.....Half egg-half sputnik!


http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/3...utnick1958.jpg
uscdl


below: A chicken worthy of Salvador Dali.

http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/4...putnik1958.jpg
uscdl


http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/7210/eastersp1.jpg
uscdl

"Ooh, what big eggs you have!"

ethereal_reality Apr 23, 2011 7:01 PM

Easter at the Biltmore Hotel 1954.

http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/4...thebiltmor.jpg
uscdl

ethereal_reality Apr 23, 2011 7:11 PM

One last Easter photo.

City Hall 1961.

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/8298/easter1961.jpg
uscdl

austlar1 Apr 23, 2011 7:34 PM

That City Hall photo with the windows lit up as a cross is kind of spooky for some reason. It must have been a very different political vibe at that point in time. Hard to imagine that happening today. Then again, maybe not.

sopas ej Apr 23, 2011 7:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5252566)
****Update****
i was able to recover the images from the cache in my office computer, so i was able to upload them to flickr, and then replace the USC Digital Archive URL with the new flickr URL, so the photographs appear once more.

from now on, all images that i find, i will upload them to flickr before posting here, to insure that the images stay put, even if the original site is down.

I learned that from a while ago when I first started posting pictures from the USC archive that the site does go down; in fact when I first posted from that site, within a few days it went down because of a problem or maintenance or whatever, so that's when I started just saving the pictures to my computer and then uploading them to imageshack.

The USC archive has been pretty good for a bit, it seems that the website hasn't gone down in a while, but I guess it was down yesterday. Incidentally, right now it's back up.

Great photos btw, gsjansen.

OldFontuckyHomer Apr 24, 2011 1:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5252811)
Easter at the Biltmore Hotel 1954.

http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/4...thebiltmor.jpg
uscdl

Sucky jobs for $200 Alex...

gsjansen Apr 24, 2011 11:38 PM

some interesting photographs from life magazine between the years of 1949 and 1958

looking south on flower and figueroa from across sunset boulevard 1958. if you look at the lower left of the photograph, you can see the buildings on the south side of sunset between fig and grand who's demise Beaudry had posted a page ago or so about

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5305/...ff5b5332_o.jpg

looking west across figueroa at the start of construction of the stack interchange between the hollywood, arroyo seco, and harbor freeways 1949. once again, the sunset block between fig and grand is visible in the lower right

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5270/...9a1b2c64_o.jpg

looking north on figueroa at rush hour traffic at the intersection of sunset boulevard 1949

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5023/...9e96b582_o.jpg

looking north across 6th street of at the harbor freeway construction 1953

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5223/...1c1b3bd5_o.jpg


looking east during construction of the 101 arroyo seco parkway from figueroa 1949. the old school building is still standing and is visible on the left side of the photograph

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5107/...f69ff311_o.jpg

looking east on wilshire boulevard from curson avenue 1949

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5225/...2604d3f8_o.jpg

ethereal_reality Apr 25, 2011 2:24 AM

^^^What year did 'Mutual of Omaha' became 'General of America'?




Quote:

Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 4791352)
An accident involving two cars, one motorcycle and the Los Angeles Transit Lines' car 1523 on March 10, 1946. This is at the intersection of Figueroa and Piedmont in the Highland Park neighborhood.

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics48/00058505.jpg
LAPL

Here's the intersection in 1946. Notice the Los Angeles Public Library branch in the left of the photo.
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics48/00058501.jpg
LAPL

Here, the old streetcar tracks are being ripped up in 1958.
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics48/00058502.jpg

Here's the same intersection on April 11, 2010. The old library building has since been replaced with a Craftsman-themed, larger library structure.
http://hphotos-sjc1.fbcdn.net/hs451...._7362116_n.jpg
Photo taken by me.

I think it's great that the brown stone staircase at the extreme right has survived after all these years.
But I have to mourn the loss of the neo-classical beauty of the original library. It seemed so perfectly situated on that small parcel of land.

Thanks for the pics sopas_ej!

ethereal_reality Apr 25, 2011 2:44 AM

An extremely early photograph of the Los Angeles Times Building pre-dating both the bombing and the tower addition.

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/648...atimes1886.jpg
uscdl

ethereal_reality Apr 25, 2011 3:00 AM

No information or date given....but it certainly looks like a grand opening of one of the tunnels.
It's the first time that I've noticed a clock embedded in the archway.

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/2...treettunne.jpg
unknown

ethereal_reality Apr 25, 2011 3:14 AM

After further study of the above photo....I believe it is the Hill Street entrance to the Second Street tunnel.
The apartment building with the arched windows matches the above photo. The embedded clock doesn't seem to be embedded after all.

Here it is under construction in 1920.

http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/8...etoseconds.jpg
uscdl

I should know these tunnels like the palm of my hand...but I don't. :( My memory is shot hell.

gsjansen Apr 25, 2011 3:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5254025)
No information or date given....but it certainly looks like a grand opening of one of the tunnels.
It's the first time that I've noticed a clock embedded in the archway.

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/2...treettunne.jpg
unkown

this photo is amazing! i'm gonna run out right now, and get myself a heapin' helpin' servin' o' carnation mush!

YUM!

(yes indeedy, definitely the 2nd street tunnel).....amazing find E_R!

ethereal_reality Apr 25, 2011 3:54 AM

lol....believe it or not gsjansen, my father loves fried 'mush'. I've always been reluctant to ask him what it is.
All I know is that he pours a helluva lot of syrup on it.

malumot Apr 25, 2011 5:51 AM

You asked! LOL


Mush — sometimes called coosh — is a thick cornmeal pudding (or porridge) usually boiled in water or milk. It is often then fried after being cut up into flat squares or rectangles. Usage is especially common in the eastern and southeastern United States. It is also customary for those in the Midwestern US to eat it with maple syrup.

Another example, I suppose, of just how Midwestern LA was 90 years ago.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mush_%28cornmeal%29


Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5254092)
lol....believe it or not gsjansen, my father loves fried 'mush'. I've always been reluctant to ask him what it is.
All I know is that he pours a helluva lot of syrup on it and reminisces about the Great Depression.


malumot Apr 25, 2011 6:00 AM

House Moving
 
A few pages back there were some great photos of houses being moved....and even an entire apartment building, in three sections, if I recall.

And a couple months ago a spectacular series about one of the early LA schools being moved. The mover ran out of money, and there the school sat, high on its stilts for a while before finally reaching its destination.

So.................

What ever happened to house moving? You NEVER hear of anything like this anymore. Least not around these parts. :)

I can only assume it must be a cost issue, considering any tractors and other vehicles one would need to do the moving are 10 times better than they were in, say, 1920. Plus a lot of utilities are underground.

Los Angeles Past Apr 25, 2011 6:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5253836)

looking west across figueroa at the start of construction of the stack interchange between the hollywood, arroyo seco, and harbor freeways 1949. once again, the sunset block between fig and grand is visible in the lower right

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5270/...99a1b2c64_o.jp


Great series! I especially like this aerial view, as it clearly shows Court Circle (left), which was obliterated by the construction of the Harbor Freeway. Does anybody have any specific information about the history of Court Circle, or even better, pictures of it in its heyday?

-Scott

gsjansen Apr 25, 2011 10:21 AM

:previous:

court circle in 1876 image looking west on temple from figueroa. court circle has been laid out, and is visible on the left

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics49/00044314.jpg
Source: LAPL

in this 1940 aerial looking east, court circle is in the lower left

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2475/...aec1a509_o.jpg
Source: USC Digital Archive

in this amazing 1950 color photograph from city hall, you can just make out court circle at the far left center, obviously moments away from being destroyed by the harbor freeway

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5135/...59685a53_o.jpg

1948 image taken from court circle looking west at the approaching construction of the harbor free from the stack interchange. the address of the house is 937 court street

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics17/00008296.jpg
Source: LAPL


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