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ethereal_reality Mar 17, 2019 4:08 AM

Thanks for all the follow-ups about Mission San Gabriel Arcangel.

I did a little research &...
The old three bell campanile was destroyed in the 1812 Wrightwood Earthquake.
(as someone said earlier, this is the same earthquake destroyed the old stone church at San Juan Capistrano)

I tried to find an illustration of the campanile, without success.


When first built, the stone church had an arched roof.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/4C7lFu.jpg
from some book

ethereal_reality Mar 17, 2019 4:24 AM

Here are the remaining slides from the Ebay group that included the proselytizers in Pershing Square. (and the man in the blue shirt walking with the voluptuous woman)


#1
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/ipnUjE.jpg
Ebay (the slide have been sold)














#2
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/9WLJnx.jpg













#3
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/gOi4g4.jpg
This one is actually 1959.












#4
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/ubvIXS.jpg

^ ^ ^ :shrug:











#5
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/OPtZmx.jpg

Futuristic!









#6
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/MnKYlw.jpg


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/lp4ZYb.jpg


The last two slides are vertical. (I haven't finished enlarging them yet)

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ethereal_reality Mar 17, 2019 4:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lomara
The Great Wall Restaurant restaurant was at 232 Glendora Ave, West Covina.

Thanks Lomara! (cool menu, by the wall) ha ha I meant by the way

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8507922)
:previous:

The Great Wall Restaurant building got bigger over the years. Here's how it looked in 1965.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...atWall1965.jpg
greatwallwc.blogspot.com

If I remember correctly, there was a bank in this general vicinity(?), that looked very much like this building. (the unique lighting fixtures joggled my memory)
Does anyone know what I'm talking about?

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BillinGlendaleCA Mar 17, 2019 6:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8508432)
:previous:

Wonderful! Thanks, BillinGlendaleCA!

I go photo-wild when I'm at Mission SJC. If y'all will forgive me for overdoing it as usual, let's take a walk through the mission grounds (all are odinthor collection):

I'll add a slightly different look with a couple of shots from the BillinGlendaleCA IR collection:

Mission courtyard with the basilica domes in the background.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4870/...5976a344_b.jpg_C020014-Edit-2.jpg by BillinGlendaleCA, on Flickr

Old stone church:
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7837/...786d7275_b.jpg_C020002-Edit.jpg by BillinGlendaleCA, on Flickr


I've been fascinated by infrared photography since I was a tot, now that we have digital cameras(with a slight modification, removal of the 'hot mirror'), IR is pretty easy to do. I shoot one shot with my IR camera and then shoot the same shot with my regular camera to add some of the visual color back into the shot.

BillinGlendaleCA Mar 17, 2019 8:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8508519)
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/uxiMPf.jpgSOLD

Here are the remaining slides from that group of 1961 slides (the group that included the proselytizers in Pershing Square)


#2
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/9WLJnx.jpg



#4
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/ubvIXS.jpg

^ ^ ^ :shrug:

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#2 is looking west down the 101 through Downtown. The photo was taken from the Hill Street overpass and the building is the LAUSD HQ on Grand.

#4 I think is backwards, the building in the back is the Wilshire Terrace Condominiums(they still have the same logo on the building) at Wilshire and Beverly Glen the other building is 10401 Wilshire(across Beverly Glen).
https://i.postimg.cc/x1xns5zk/Annota...-17-010154.jpg from Google Street View

ETA: Framefinder also shows that these are the only highrise residential buildings on Wilshire in 1960

riichkay Mar 17, 2019 8:16 AM

Max Yavno (1911-1985) was a noted "street" photographer who worked in Los Angeles primarily in the mid-late '40's....he was mentioned by Greg H. in a post back on pg. 720, in reference to Yavno's photo-essay "The Los Angeles Book", published in 1950...some additional Yavno pictures...



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psfvc0vob3.jpg

"Downtown Street Talk", 1946



http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/...pscrdujrsg.jpg

"Two Women", 1946....



http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/...sht4rtg6c.jpeg

"Two Young Men, Los Angeles"...1947



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psqljlbawh.jpg

Chavez Ravine, 1945



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psdjsexpbb.jpg

Gasworks district, late '40's...also posted on pg. 720



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...ps6flsyyw2.png

Location unidentified.



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psywxu9r8c.jpg

I believe the street sign indicates E. 2nd St.



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psddcto5ur.jpg




https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...ps1p4youwy.jpg

1949



These 2 look familiar, so may be re-posts, but I could not find in a search...


https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psnbnqxome.jpg

"Leg, Olympic Blvd."....1949



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psx8zbxwoe.jpg

Sunset Strip, 1949



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...ps3bqghxoa.jpg

Santa Monica, 1949



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...ps5wucgixm.jpg

Watts, 1977

Mstimc Mar 18, 2019 12:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BillinGlendaleCA (Post 8508588)
I'll add a slightly different look with a couple of shots from the BillinGlendaleCA IR collection:

Mission courtyard with the basilica domes in the background.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4870/...5976a344_b.jpg_C020014-Edit-2.jpg by BillinGlendaleCA, on Flickr

Old stone church:
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7837/...786d7275_b.jpg_C020002-Edit.jpg by BillinGlendaleCA, on Flickr


I've been fascinated by infrared photography since I was a tot, now that we have digital cameras(with a slight modification, removal of the 'hot mirror'), IR is pretty easy to do. I shoot one shot with my IR camera and then shoot the same shot with my regular camera to add some of the visual color back into the shot.

These are gorgeous Bill! I live in the OC and have been to the mission many times, but these pics give it new life.

Lwize Mar 18, 2019 1:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BillinGlendaleCA (Post 8508588)
I'll add a slightly different look with a couple of shots from the BillinGlendaleCA IR collection:
Old stone church:
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7837/...786d7275_b.jpg_C020002-Edit.jpg by BillinGlendaleCA, on Flickr

Reminds me of the Roman ruins of Sufetula (Sbeitla, Tunisia): Temples of Minerva (left), Jupiter (center) and Juno (right)

http://larry.wizegallery.com/Tunisia...16sdim0849.jpg
(Taken by me, hosted by me)

BillinGlendaleCA Mar 18, 2019 2:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mstimc (Post 8509116)
These are gorgeous Bill! I live in the OC and have been to the mission many times, but these pics give it new life.

Thanks much, IR really does give photos a different perspective. It can show some detail that's lost in the visual spectrum.

BillinGlendaleCA Mar 18, 2019 2:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lwize (Post 8509133)
Reminds me of the Roman ruins of Sufetula (Sbeitla, Tunisia): Temples of Minerva (left), Jupiter (center) and Juno (right)

http://larry.wizegallery.com/Tunisia...16sdim0849.jpg
(Taken by me, hosted by me)

Nice, shot; it's good to see good photos of something I'll never see(I've given up the hope of traveling any further than my Prius will take me).

ethereal_reality Mar 18, 2019 11:34 AM

mystery lion

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/52I5Vr.jpg
getty museum archive

Title:
[Child on Lion Statue]

Artist/Maker:
Louis Fleckenstein (American, 1866 - 1943)

Culture:
American

Date:
1907 - 1943

Medium:
Gelatin silver print
_______________

I can't place this lion. Is it being moved or is it in situ?

It reminds me of the Selig Zoo sculptures...and the lions on the steps of the old Los Angeles Courthouse.



We have discussed Fleckenstein several years ago on NLA.

We even discovered the location of his studio at Casa de Estudios at 1510 E. 3rd Street, Long Beach

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ethereal_reality Mar 18, 2019 11:41 AM

The last two slides of the group.

Downtown Los Angeles, 1961. (although the cars look much older] wrong date perhaps :shrug:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/UkV0R0.jpg
ebay


A closer look at the shops on the left side of the street.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/0aF27Q.jpg
detail

I am curious about the "Coffee Cafe".
It seems 'before its time". [predating Starbucks & other coffee + cafe. Can anyone make out the name?











https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/2zxYQG.jpg
Ebay



And a bit closer.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/19CqQj.jpg
detail

:previous: That elongated stylized A, like the 'coffee cafe', seems more modern than its surroundings.



Enjoy your day!

HossC Mar 18, 2019 2:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8509314)

A closer look at the shops on the left side of the street.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/0aF27Q.jpg
detail

I am curious about the "Coffee Cafe".
It seems 'before its time". [predating Starbucks & other coffee + cafe. Can anyone make out the name?

Going by the 1960 CD, it's Manning's Coffee Cafe at 319 W 5th Street.

From the left we have 333 W 5th Charles Diamond Co, 331 W 5th Kennedy's Card Shop, and 329 W 5th Hollinger & Berke optometrists.

AlvaroLegido Mar 18, 2019 5:56 PM

Early Fifties
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8509314)
The last two slides of the group.
Downtown Los Angeles, 1961. (although the cars look much older] wrong date perhaps :shrug:
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/UkV0R0.jpg
ebay

Yes, the cars look early 1950's. CBD or GW please ?

Snix Mar 18, 2019 7:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8508527)
Thanks Lomara! (cool menu, by the wall) ha ha I meant by the way


If I remember correctly, there was a bank in this general vicinity(?), that looked very much like this building. (the unique lighting fixtures joggled my memory)
Does anyone know what I'm talking about?

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The bank you're thinking of might be one of the locations of First Western Bank designed by Robert C. Browne in the late 1960s. There is a really great one at 400 N. Glendale Ave. in Glendale. Here's a photo on Michael Locke's Flickr page.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/michae...e/26767097014/

sopas ej Mar 18, 2019 8:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlvaroLegido (Post 8509749)
Yes, the cars look early 1950's.

In the other pics, though, I do see some cars that look to be around late 1950s...

I think I see the angled fins of a 1959 or 1960 Buick...

ethereal_reality Mar 18, 2019 10:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snix (Post 8509907)
The bank you're thinking of might be one of the locations of First Western Bank designed by Robert C. Browne in the late 1960s.
There is a really great one at 400 N. Glendale Ave. in Glendale. Here's a photo on Michael Locke's Flickr page.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/michae...e/26767097014/

YES! That's it Snix.


for comparison
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/ZW6APC.jpg
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/kskLYt.jpg



Thanks for your help Snix. :)


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CityBoyDoug Mar 18, 2019 11:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8509314)
The last two slides of the group.

Downtown Los Angeles, 1961. (although the cars look much older] wrong date perhaps :shrug:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/UkV0R0.jpg
ebay




Enjoy your day!

Thank you Alvaro.....

Yes, Hoss is correct.....this is W. 5th St. The newest car there I believe is the light blue 1955 Cadillac. The building with the flag pole on the 12th floor roof is the Chester Williams Building that I've posted on. I've been inside that building many times.

Hollywood Graham Mar 19, 2019 1:46 AM

Buick 1959
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 8510016)
In the other pics, though, I do see some cars that look to be around late 1950s...

I think I see the angled fins of a 1959 or 1960 Buick...

I was just going to point that out. Most all the cars are older but the Buick is definately a 1959.

ethereal_reality Mar 19, 2019 3:35 AM

I just came across this large 47" x 8" panorama on Ebay


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/0hpl2y.jpg
Ebay

................................................................................LOS ANGELES CA CALIFORNIA BPOE ELKS CLUB 1915 PANORAMA PHOTOGRAPH 47" x 8" .............................................................................................

If you look closely, it says the men are standing in front of the 'Grand Lodge'. [see below]

The B.P.O.E. Building that I am aware of (from this same time period), was at the top of Angels Flight (3rd and Olive).





Luckily, the Ebay seller included four close-ups.


#1 Grand Lodge
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/QC8YaV.jpg
detail







#2 Left Side.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/WEDCBp.jpg









#3 Directly Ahead / Center
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/Yh9TYE.jpg









#4 Looking down the street, on the right.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/u3PQUK.jpg


Where are they?
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UPDATE:

I didn't see this part of the description.

panoramic photo featuring the Elks Club of Los Angeles, California in 1915. The photo was found rolled-up in our attic in Wisconsin. Aside from the Elks Club several businesses and points of interest can be seen, including "Hotel Imperial", "Virgil" (Store), Trolley (East Lake Park and North Main Street destination placards), "The Great Western Steam Cleaning Works", "Stapleton Furniture Company", "Stillwell Hotel", and the "Mozart Theatre".


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