HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > Found City Photos

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #3661  
Old Posted Apr 23, 2011, 2:55 PM
gsjansen's Avatar
gsjansen gsjansen is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 684
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.

Last edited by gsjansen; Apr 23, 2011 at 5:01 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3662  
Old Posted Apr 23, 2011, 5:24 PM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 14,357
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!
_______________







ebay

Last edited by ethereal_reality; Apr 26, 2011 at 3:16 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3663  
Old Posted Apr 23, 2011, 6:09 PM
gsjansen's Avatar
gsjansen gsjansen is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 684
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


Source: USC Digital Archive....(sorry, no direct link available right now)
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3664  
Old Posted Apr 23, 2011, 6:13 PM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 14,357
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!



uscdl


below: A chicken worthy of Salvador Dali.


uscdl



uscdl

"Ooh, what big eggs you have!"
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3665  
Old Posted Apr 23, 2011, 7:01 PM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 14,357
Easter at the Biltmore Hotel 1954.


uscdl
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3666  
Old Posted Apr 23, 2011, 7:11 PM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 14,357
One last Easter photo.

City Hall 1961.


uscdl
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3667  
Old Posted Apr 23, 2011, 7:34 PM
austlar1 austlar1 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Austin
Posts: 2,763
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.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3668  
Old Posted Apr 23, 2011, 7:54 PM
sopas ej's Avatar
sopas ej sopas ej is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: South Pasadena, California
Posts: 4,025
Quote:
Originally Posted by gsjansen View Post
****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.
__________________
"If the climate were a bank, the U.S. would have already saved it."

---Hugo Chávez
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3669  
Old Posted Apr 24, 2011, 1:25 AM
OldFontuckyHomer's Avatar
OldFontuckyHomer OldFontuckyHomer is offline
Pooty Shoplifter
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Route 66
Posts: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
Easter at the Biltmore Hotel 1954.


uscdl
Sucky jobs for $200 Alex...
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3670  
Old Posted Apr 24, 2011, 11:38 PM
gsjansen's Avatar
gsjansen gsjansen is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 684
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



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



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



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




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



looking east on wilshire boulevard from curson avenue 1949

Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3671  
Old Posted Apr 25, 2011, 2:24 AM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 14,357
^^^What year did 'Mutual of Omaha' became 'General of America'?




Quote:
Originally Posted by sopas ej View Post
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.


LAPL

Here's the intersection in 1946. Notice the Los Angeles Public Library branch in the left of the photo.

LAPL

Here, the old streetcar tracks are being ripped up in 1958.


Here's the same intersection on April 11, 2010. The old library building has since been replaced with a Craftsman-themed, larger library structure.

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!

Last edited by ethereal_reality; Apr 25, 2011 at 3:45 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3672  
Old Posted Apr 25, 2011, 2:44 AM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 14,357
An extremely early photograph of the Los Angeles Times Building pre-dating both the bombing and the tower addition.


uscdl
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3673  
Old Posted Apr 25, 2011, 3:00 AM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 14,357
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.


unknown

Last edited by ethereal_reality; Apr 25, 2011 at 3:25 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3674  
Old Posted Apr 25, 2011, 3:14 AM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 14,357
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.


uscdl

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

Last edited by ethereal_reality; Apr 25, 2011 at 3:49 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3675  
Old Posted Apr 25, 2011, 3:23 AM
gsjansen's Avatar
gsjansen gsjansen is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 684
Quote:
Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
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.


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!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3676  
Old Posted Apr 25, 2011, 3:54 AM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 14,357
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.

Last edited by ethereal_reality; Apr 25, 2011 at 5:32 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3677  
Old Posted Apr 25, 2011, 5:51 AM
malumot malumot is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 184
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 View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3678  
Old Posted Apr 25, 2011, 6:00 AM
malumot malumot is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 184
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.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3679  
Old Posted Apr 25, 2011, 6:23 AM
Los Angeles Past Los Angeles Past is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 387
Quote:
Originally Posted by gsjansen View Post

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


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

Last edited by Los Angeles Past; Jan 2, 2012 at 7:28 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3680  
Old Posted Apr 25, 2011, 10:21 AM
gsjansen's Avatar
gsjansen gsjansen is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 684


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


Source: LAPL

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


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



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


Source: LAPL

Last edited by gsjansen; Apr 25, 2011 at 10:35 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts

Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > Found City Photos
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 2:44 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.