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Andys Oct 28, 2014 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by HenryHuntington (Post 6785174)
I believe that the photo actually shows the Mt. Lowe observatory, as there was never an electric railway (or any railway) completed to Mt. Wilson.

Also, there's this photo of Mt. Lowe: http://www.mountlowe.org/mlpsi-colle...-and-darkroom/

Correct. This is the Lowe observatory. I hiked the ruins just this past weekend. Beautiful area to hike; historical as well. This site http://waterandpower.org/museum/Mt_Lowe_Railway.html has some nice historic photos.

Andys

Godzilla Oct 29, 2014 2:23 AM

Say goodbye to that Flu Shot and co-pay!

Proven Science!

Makes goat gland treatments unnecessary?



1927 - Owl Drugs at Sixth and Hill Streets - Window Display
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...eef&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...eef&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...eef&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...eef&DMROTATE=0 http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...72191/rec/2767


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CityBoyDoug Oct 29, 2014 3:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Godzilla (Post 6786494)

Hey, noirishers....that $19.50 price is $250.00 in today's money 2014. In my opinions that 1927 price is outrageous.

In 1927 that would buy a top quality suit coat, 2 pants, a vest...shirt, hanky and tie.

haiku99 Oct 29, 2014 4:48 AM

[QUOTE=Godzilla;6784065]http://patch.com/california/monrovia...able-socialist


Maybe not surprising that the source misidentifies the image as "the Sinclair Lewis house in Monrovia." http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=26861 Both well known authors and Upton Sinclair mentored the younger Lewis. Sinclair Lewis may have visited the Monrovia residence of Upton Sinclair, but there is no evidence he, Sinclair Lewis also lived there.:previous:

Upton - Time



Author and politician Upton Sinclair was responsible for a political movement called End Poverty in California "EPIC". The movement lost its momentum when Sinclair lost his 1934 gubernatorial race. More here:

snip...

end quote...

FWIW The "Ham and Eggs" movement followed EPIC in the mid 1930's and was inspired by it
http://articles.latimes.com/2005/feb/13/local/me-then13
Can remember a three Stooges episode that referenced it, a crooked political character was named "Hammond Egger"

https://zapp.trakt.us/images/episodes/2052-19-6.jpg

trakt.tv

fhammon Oct 29, 2014 6:15 AM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 6781629)
Buildings are nice but I also like people. Without the people, the buildings are void of meaning and value.

I always appreciate your contributions here at NLA, CityBoyDoug.

Thought you might enjoy this:

Quote:

May 1915. "Nine-year-old newsie and his 7-year-old brother 'Red.' Tough specimen of Los Angeles newsboys." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine
http://www.shorpy.com/files/images/S...2u.preview.jpg http://www.shorpy.com/node/16274


Quote:

A 6-year-old newsie who tried to "short change" me. Los Angeles, California. May 1915. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.
http://www.shorpy.com/files/images/03959u.preview.jpg http://www.shorpy.com/node/25

Godzilla Oct 29, 2014 4:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6759914)
The sign actually says "PALACE BATHING CAR CO". This image is part of a circa 1920 picture.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ceBathing2.jpg
Detail of picture in USC Digital Library

Here's the full picture showing Santa Monica's pleasure pier.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ceBathing1.jpg
USC Digital Library

And the view looking in the other direction. This one was previously posted by e_r in a post about the camera obscura.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ceBathing3.jpg
USC Digital Library


But you still have your health?


:previous: CBD: Being 90% ailment free may be worth far more than ill-fitting clothing. :rolleyes: Besides, some clothes can quickly go out of style and once it caught on, there was bound to be a new and improved Healthbouy! Just guessing that goat gland treatments were not inexpensive. :shuffle:




~1910s - Venice Beach sign, that may or may not be authentic.
http://waterandpower.org/A%20Histori...1/Bloomers.jpghttp://waterandpower.org/A%20Histori...1/Bloomers.jpg



What happens at the Pacific Palisades stays there?


1900
http://waterandpower.org/1%20Histori...01/Incline.jpghttp://waterandpower.org/1%20Histori...01/Incline.jpg






1920
http://waterandpower.org/4%20Histori...ail_ca1920.jpghttp://waterandpower.org/4%20Histori...ail_ca1920.jpg






1891
http://waterandpower.org/1%20Histori...t_SM_Beach.jpghttp://waterandpower.org/1%20Histori...t_SM_Beach.jpg




1940, Ansel Adams
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085678.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085678.jpg




Let the sun shine.



Undated, location unknown, probably ~'64
http://photoinventory.fr/photos/BA9574.pnghttp://photoinventory.fr/photos/BA9574.png

1972 - Spectators gather to observe two topless ladies allegedly testing Santa Monica's nudity law. There were reportedly no arrests. Does the large structure in the center of the photo presumably sitting on Palisades beach road still exist?
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics32/00050696.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics32/00050696.jpg




Watchful eyes.

July 1940 - Life cover. Manhattan Beach lifeguard
http://cache.coverbrowser.com/image/life/193-1.jpghttp://cache.coverbrowser.com/image/life/193-1.jpg

Godzilla Oct 29, 2014 4:53 PM

1940 - Glimpses of Santa Monica life. Not clear what, if anything remains.



1940 - Entrance to Olympic Trailer Court, 2121 Bundy Drive, Santa Monica. Ansel Adams
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085648.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085648.jpg





"Olympic Grocery is the local market for the residents of the Olympic Trailer Court, located at 2121 Bundy Drive in Santa Monica."

1940 - Olympic Trailer Park, Ansel Adams
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085646.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085646.jpg



http://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085632.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085632.jpg



Olympic Trailer Park Office
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085647.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085647.jpg



Aircraft engine crates make for great storage sheds. Likely available from nearby Douglas Aircraft at Cloverfield.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085629.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085629.jpg



Stay clean
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085638.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085638.jpg


Ocean Park Boulevard (foreground) and 30th Street, near the Douglas Plant.

Lunchtime images. All 1940
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085695.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085695.jpg



Ocean Pk Blvd.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085697.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085697.jpg




http://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085694.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085694.jpg


Betty Mack's Barn
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085693.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085693.jpg



Betty Mack's Barn No. 2
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085710.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085710.jpg





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1940 (?)
http://static.squarespace.com/static...201%201940.jpg



Cloverfield Hotel and Canteen
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085709.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085709.jpg


Good Humor Ice Cream and Cape Cod Cottage
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085708.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085708.jpg



Hayward's Bakery
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085706.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085706.jpg



Phone 54112
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085705.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085705.jpg

mrfredmertz Oct 29, 2014 5:15 PM

A hunch
 
Considering some of the signage, this must be a series of shots near or just outside a Douglas Aircraft plant during the war.

Godzilla Oct 29, 2014 6:01 PM

:previous:


Interesting primer: http://flatrock.org.nz/topics/flying...nta_monica.htm



Godzilla Oct 29, 2014 6:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Godzilla (Post 6787113)
1940 - Glimpses of Santa Monica life. Not clear what, if anything remains.

Aircraft engine crates make for great storage sheds. Likely available from nearby Douglas Aircraft at Cloverfield.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085629.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085629.jpg



Quote:

Long Beach, California. October 1942. "Annette del Sur publicizing salvage campaign in yard of Douglas Aircraft Company." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5159/7...bfc0a430_b.jpghttp://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/t...8585/page-1829

HossC Oct 29, 2014 7:50 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6764416)

Hockey on Roller-Skates, 1926.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...673/EwzC06.jpg
ebay

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6764607)

I believe our lovely ladies were playing roller-hockey (and tennis) on the roof that I've outlined in red.

That means the background in the vintage photos is the Los Angeles Athletics Club across the street.

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6764628)

In 1926, the ladies would have been on the roof of the Ville de Paris department store.

It looks like these ladies weren't the first to film on the roof of the Ville de Paris. While I was looking for pictures of the "Little Giant" Garage and Casa Grande Hotel recently, I came an article on silentlocations.wordpress.com which included the picture below.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...tLocations.jpg
silentlocations.wordpress.com

Harold Lloyd's 1921 short 'Never Weaken' has come up a couple of times before on NLA, but all the images seem to be missing. Luckily, it's on YouTube, so I took a look. All the following screengrabs are from the YouTube video.

The movie opens with this view of the Pantages (later Warner) Theatre at 7th and Hill, with the Los Angeles Athletic Club behind. The theatre only opened a year before 'Never Weaken' was released.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...verWeaken1.jpg

The basic plot is that Harold is in love with the girl (Mildred Davis) in the office next door, but she is about to lose her job because her osteopath boss doesn't have enough patients. Harold decides to go out and drum up business, and one of his ruses is dropping soap flakes on the street just before a water wagon passes. The scene was filmed by the Angel's Flight Pharmacy on S Grand Avenue.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...verWeaken2.jpg

When Harold returns to see if his efforts have paid off, he mistakenly believes that his girl has agreed to marry another man. During an attempt to commit suicide, Harold finds himself on a girder swinging through the air. He's soon lands on a building under construction, which is actually a set on the roof of the Ville de Paris. Here's a view of Bullocks Seventh Street Building.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...verWeaken3.jpg

The store below Harold's feet is Dan Clemmons' men's furnishings at 332 W 7th Street.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...verWeaken4.jpg

Finally, we get a closer look at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...verWeaken5.jpg

alanlutz Oct 29, 2014 10:03 PM

Hoss_C
The RKO Theater you posted at the top of this page really, really looks just like the Orpheum on Broadway, on the inside. It's a shame that on on Hill is gone but go see the Orpheum some time. I'll post some comparison pix if I can. It still has the last and only fully working Wurlitzer Theater organ, at least on Broadway, inside. Have watched silent and talking movies there as an usher with "Last Remaining Seats" sponsored by Los Angeles Conservancy.

HossC Oct 29, 2014 10:45 PM

:previous:

Funny you should mention the Orpheum on Broadway, Alan. I watched a video about its refurbishment last night. That Wurlitzer is now detachable!

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...pheumVideo.jpg

Video link: The Orpheum Theater - Los Angeles

CityBoyDoug Oct 30, 2014 1:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fhammon (Post 6786666)
I always appreciate your contributions here at NLA, CityBoyDoug.


Thanks fhammon.....just keepin it NOIR....;):cool:

FredH Oct 30, 2014 5:30 AM

Monument at intersection of East Lincoln Avenue and San Gabriel Boulevard, South Montebello, CA, 1926

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps1ba739b0.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...d/67973/rec/17


So, in 1926, we have a monument (I can't make out the name)... Kaufman?

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps79919b33.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...d/67973/rec/17


...a cannon, and a tablet (erected by Walter P.Temple)

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps6b406ea3.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...d/67973/rec/17


Today, we have the tablet, a tree, a bell, no monument, and no cannon.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps4d01653e.jpg
Google Street View

The website mentions the name Dan Miner


Does anyone know what all this was? Or what happened to most of it?

C. King Oct 30, 2014 10:28 AM

Found some answers.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FredH (Post 6788228)
Monument at intersection of East Lincoln Avenue and San Gabriel Boulevard, South Montebello, CA, 1926

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps1ba739b0.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...d/67973/rec/17


So, in 1926, we have a monument (I can't make out the name)... Kaufman?

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps79919b33.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...d/67973/rec/17


...a cannon, and a tablet (erected by Walter P.Temple)

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps6b406ea3.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...d/67973/rec/17


Today, we have the tablet, a tree, a bell, no monument, and no cannon.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps4d01653e.jpg
Google Street View

The website mentions the name Dan Miner


Does anyone know what all this was? Or what happened to most of it?


Did some digging, so to speak, and found this.

http://www.cemeteryguide.com/gotw-kauffman.html

Hope this helps.

Casey

HossC Oct 30, 2014 10:59 AM

:previous:

Beaten to it again! Here's the post I was working on when I saw that C. King had got there first. Some of the information comes from the same source.

The memorial is for Sgt. Joseph Leon Kauffman (Oct. 8, 1895 - Sept. 26, 1918), who died in France while serving his country in World War I. Here's a better view of the plaque.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...hKauffman1.jpg
www.cemeteryguide.com

The following quote is from an article on www.cemeteryguide.com, which has a lot more information about Joseph Kauffman's life and death.

"Kauffman’s older brother, Milton Kauffman (1882-1956), founded a construction company which built an estimated 20,000 homes throughout Southern California. Milton Kauffman was also the business manager for area developer Walter P. Temple.

In July 1919, a 20-foot white granite obelisk was unveiled on the Temple Oil Lease property in Montebello, Calif., in Joseph Kauffman's memory. The memorial, a gift from Walter P. Temple, was described as "the first memorial to an individual to be erected in California," and included a bronze plaque in Kauffman's memory.

When Walter P. Temple sold the Temple Oil Lease property, the memorial monument was moved a few miles away to Temple City Park, in Temple City, Calif. On May 30, 1930, the Joseph L. Kauffman Memorial monument was unveiled and dedicated at its new and current location, on Las Tunas Drive near Kauffman Avenue. The ceremonies, which were organized by the Joseph L. Kauffman Post 279 of the American Legion, included a parade, band concert and community picnic."


A PDF document I found on www.templecity.us has more information about the memorial. It concedes that there is some confusion over the date of the memorial's move to its current location.

"In 1923, the Joseph L. Kauffman Memorial Shaft and one of two cannons were relocated to the newly-established Temple City Park, where they remain today. (Some sources indicate that the memorial shaft was not relocated to the park until 1930). The cannons and memorial shaft were originally installed at the Temple oil lease in Montebello (old San Gabriel Mission site) in July 1919 in honor of Milton Kauffman’s brother, who was killed in World War I. One of the cannons was stolen from the Montebello site in 1920. The remaining cannon sat in the park from 1923 to 1967, when it was removed for park renovations and not returned. It was reinstalled in the park in 1991."

This is the only picture of the memorial in the park which I could locate after a quick Google search.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...hKauffman2.jpg
www.cemeteryguide.com

The memorial is just visible on GSV, although I can't see the cannon.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...hKauffman3.jpg
GSV

There's more information on www.findagrave.com.

C. King Oct 30, 2014 7:52 PM

[QUOTE=HossC;6788301]:previous:

Beaten to it again! Here's the post I was working on when I saw that C. King had got there first. Some of the information comes from the same source.

Sorry 'bout that HossC! :)

I just noticed at the bottom of the plaque at the base of the monument, that it was erected by Mr. Temple and the Cadets of the Pasadena Army Navy Academy, later called Pasadena Military Academy. After a very small amount of research, I have not come up with a locale for the campus. The few mentions of it, just has the location listed as a (K-12) in the San Raphael Heights area of Pasadena. Only other info I could come up with was that the school was founded in 1917. Maybe some of the other sleuths on the board can dig a bit deeper.

Casey

HossC Oct 30, 2014 7:57 PM

We've seen the Los Angeles Soap Company before on NLA, but I can't find any mention of Joseph Strobl. I wonder how long the profession of soap taster lasted. The picture dates from 1934.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ephStrobl1.jpg
http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ephStrobl2.jpg
Images from eBay.

ConstructDTLA Oct 30, 2014 8:33 PM

Kodak Building on Hill Street 1920s vs Now.

Sad.


http://southonspring.com/wp-content/...0s-940x731.jpg

http://southonspring.com/wp-content/...treet-2014.jpg


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