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Old Posted Sep 21, 2010, 10:40 PM
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Here are a series photographs from 1952 of a crane lifting something onto the Ritchfield Building.

I find them interesting. You get a glimpse of the surrounding area as well.




I'm going to say USC Digital Archive, but I'm not certain.





below: I would love to see inside Oscar's Cafe (I can smell the hamburgers and onions).


usc



below: The Traveler's Hotel, another cafe, Hotel Cl.....something, The Jonathan Club, and the Hotel Victor in the distance


usc




below: Another greasy spoon. This one looks like Nesbitt's.


usc





below: I'm not sure if these poor people were looking up at the action and crashed,
or if the photographer came across this accident further down Flower Street.
I found them in the same group as the photos above.

below: He's gonna have a headache.


usc



below: Crutches at the scene with one already in the backseat...perhaps this wasn't the lady's first accident.


usc


After researching a bit, I believe the 3300 S. block of Flower Street (as seen in the first accident photo) puts the car crash down by Jefferson Blvd.

Last edited by ethereal_reality; Sep 21, 2010 at 11:12 PM.
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