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ethereal_reality Aug 24, 2022 6:35 PM

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Here are a few items/photographs from a family album that was previously listed on eBay. (the majority of the pages were not Los Angeles)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/kWA5cd.jpg


The family name, as you'll soon see, is Walton and the family lived at 2337 Thompson Street, Los Angeles.

Here's their home.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/1ayizZ.jpg
eBay


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/RwnpNE.jpg

And this.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/WeQZaz.jpg

Celebrating 25 years of marriage. . .in 1915!




Mr. Charles S. Watson (the S looks like a D)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/P0srvc.jpg

Hmmm, Secretary of what?






Here's the missus and her calling card.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/b7gUt6.jpg

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/3...923/nnLqXp.jpg



The problem is . . .I can't find a Thompson Street in Los Angeles proper. :shrug:


There is one in Long Beach but it's in an industrial area. . .and there's one in


Help!

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ethereal_reality Aug 24, 2022 6:40 PM

:previous:

Here's what the genealogy book looked like.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/iiFb1y.jpg
eBay


And the frontispiece.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/WLqMob.jpg
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HossC Aug 24, 2022 7:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9710882)

The family name, as you'll soon see, is Walton and the family lived at 2337 Thompson Street, Los Angeles.

Here's their home.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/1ayizZ.jpg
eBay

The problem is . . .I can't find a Thompson Street in Los Angeles proper. :shrug:

There is one in Long Beach but it's in an industrial area. . .and there's one in

Help!

Now 2337 Portland Street. Like Thompson Street, Portland Street runs between W 21st Street and W Adams Boulevard. The image below is from 2019 because the house is less blocked by trees. Portland Street seems to be about a 50/50 split of old and new houses.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...PortlandSt.jpg
GSV

odinthor Aug 24, 2022 8:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9710882)
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Mr. Charles S. Watson (the S looks like a D)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/P0srvc.jpg

Hmmm, Secretary of what?

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e_r, Mr. Walton was Assistant Secretary of So Cal Edison:

https://i.postimg.cc/JhWHxyYp/Walton-LAT-1929-5-29.jpg
LA Times, 5/29/1929.

ethereal_reality Aug 25, 2022 12:41 AM

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Thanks so much for the information HossC and odinthor. I appreciate the help. :)

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Ossrae Aug 25, 2022 3:17 AM

re: lion statues at Castle Sans Souci
 
Thank you for the leads! I'm going to explore them. It looks like lions holding shields has been somewhat common over the centuries.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mackerm (Post 9709443)
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Hearst Castle has statues of lions holding shields which are similar to the ones at Castle Sans Souci.

https://i.postimg.cc/rwn9rp1D/Lions-...-Shields-1.jpg

Facebook - Hearst Castle

Cast stone work on the hilltop was plentiful. Another plentiful item that is seen all throughout the estate is lions holding shields. The black and white historic image, from the 1920’s, was one of the workshops where these lions were created.

Cast stone is a type of molded concrete that closely imitates stone. This design was inspired by a Spanish 15th century stone lion that was purchased in the 1920’s from New York.

These particular lions featured in the historic image made their way up to the Celestial Suite balcony, on the 4th floor of Casa Grande.

<<historic image: Morgan collection. Cal-Poly University >>



https://i.postimg.cc/L4PRQYhM/Visitor-Center-Lions.jpg
Waymarking


Update

They look pretty much identical to these ones at a palace in Ukraine.


Bristolian Aug 25, 2022 4:59 AM

Larry Reed Sports Cars
 
Larry Reed Sports Cars had locations in Westchester and Torrance that survived, I believe until around 1980. I'm thinking this is Westchester based on nothing more than a hunch and a belief that Westchester location was around earlier and the Triumph TR3 was produced from 1955 to 1962.

https://i.imgur.com/dp4f3c4.pnghttps://www.ebay.com/itm/11550343521...8eee%7Ciid%3A1

odinthor Aug 25, 2022 1:46 PM

In the obituary for Charles Strong Walton, you might have noticed that one of the pallbearers was J. Gregg Layne, which might have rung a bell with you as it did with me.

Layne was a local historian who did his share of not only writing but also collecting photos.

Find-a-Grave has a good quick overview of him:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...ph-gregg-layne

ethereal_reality Aug 25, 2022 7:52 PM

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Here's a quaint Los Angeles home from the turn of the last century.


Seller's description:.."Antique Cabinet Photo 1906 CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES FAMILY HOUSE"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/3Xk1vh.jpg
eBay


Raymond, Dexter & Annie..1906





And there's more information on the back.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/RoBps3.jpg

For search purposes:

830 East Jefferson St.
Los Angeles....1906
my first house
W. R. Lamb
:fruit:


And here is. .drumroll. . . .a closer look. :)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/nBsHdl.jpg


Hmm, what to you think is in front of the boy. . .a hockey stick? .....(wasn't there a game back then where you chased a hoop with a stick)

. .or am I seeing things? :shrug:

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ethereal_reality Aug 25, 2022 9:15 PM

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Mystery store. .mystery location.



Seller's description:Antique 1903 Cabinet Card Photo GROCERY STORE LOS ANGELES

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/JGDTNa.jpg
eBay

If you look closely there is something written below the photograph but it's very difficult to read.


I enlarged it and tried to adjust the contrast to no avail.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/9LaXv6.jpg
detail

Still can't read it but I think I see the 1903.



And there's a stamp on the back.

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

Thins is probably the photographer's stamp. (as opposed to the store's stamp)





I enlarged the photo for a closer look.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/dqn53S.png

Christmas time? That would explain the levitating trees. ..................................I know they're not levitating but the ones in the back (on the right) look like they're levitating.


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HossC Aug 25, 2022 9:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9712191)

830 East Jefferson St.
Los Angeles....1906
my first house
W. R. Lamb
:fruit:

And here is. .drumroll. . . .a closer look. :)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/nBsHdl.jpg

Hmm, what to you think is in front of the boy. . .a hockey stick? ........ . . .wasn't there a game back then where you chased a hoop with a stick?

. .or am I seeing things :shrug:

I think you're seeing things, e_r. To me, it looks like there's a post either side of the path a few feet from the steps.

The houses were still standing at 830 E Jefferson Boulevard until around 2019/20, but now there's sadly just an empty lot. Their final years show them looking rather run down, but I think they still looked good in the 2009 image below.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...EJefferson.jpg
GSV

ethereal_reality Aug 25, 2022 9:23 PM

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:previous:

The houses survived for a hundred years or more (in this case, more than a hundred years) :( . . . . and then poof, they're gone.

Thanks Hoss
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KevinW Aug 26, 2022 1:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bristolian (Post 9711498)
Larry Reed Sports Cars had locations in Westchester and Torrance that survived, I believe until around 1980. I'm thinking this is Westchester based on nothing more than a hunch and a belief that Westchester location was around earlier and the Triumph TR3 was produced from 1955 to 1962.

https://i.imgur.com/dp4f3c4.pnghttps://www.ebay.com/itm/11550343521...8eee%7Ciid%3A1

The 1960 yellow pages puts Larry Reed Inc. at 5208 Centinela Ave (cross street-La Cienega) and Larry Reed Sports Cars Inc. in Torrance at 19019 Hawthorne Ave. I think this is the Westchester Location. Currently, it's a Chick-Fil-A

odinthor Aug 26, 2022 4:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9712191)
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Here's a quaint Los Angeles home from the turn of the last century.


Seller's description:.."Antique Cabinet Photo 1906 CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES FAMILY HOUSE"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/3Xk1vh.jpg
eBay


Raymond, Dexter & Annie..1906





And there's more information on the back.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/RoBps3.jpg

For search purposes:

830 East Jefferson St.
Los Angeles....1906
my first house
W. R. Lamb
:fruit:

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e_r, "W.R. Lamb" is Wilbur R. Lamb, according to the 1907 CD a collector for the Nicholls-Hammell Co. Raymond, Dexter, and Annie must be visitors (siblings?). By 1908 he had moved to 972 E. 33rd St.

https://i.postimg.cc/qvk2Jzyh/972-E33rd-St.jpg
gsv

By 1917, he was a salesman for the Broadway Dept. Store, and living at 5023 Halldale Avenue.

https://i.postimg.cc/j2HJKbj4/5023-Halldale.jpg
gsv

Well, our Wilbur continued his peregrinations; but perhaps we've seen enough of his string of homes.

Meantime, the Nicholls-Hammell-Loomis Co. was located at 1128-1140 S. San Pedro St., and their line was Fuels and Feed.

UphillDonkey Aug 26, 2022 5:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KevinW (Post 9712624)
The 1960 yellow pages puts Larry Reed Inc. at 5208 Centinela Ave (cross street-La Cienega) and Larry Reed Sports Cars Inc. in Torrance at 19019 Hawthorne Ave. I think this is the Westchester Location. Currently, it's a Chick-Fil-A

Those look like Series I or Series II Hillman Minx in the background which would put this photograph in 1956 or 1957. The Triumph TR3 became the TR3A in 1957 with a full-width grill so these are TR3s from 1956.

ethereal_reality Aug 27, 2022 1:57 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 9712740)
e_r, "W.R. Lamb" is Wilbur R. Lamb, according to the 1907 CD a collector for the Nicholls-Hammell Co. Raymond, Dexter, and Annie must be visitors (siblings?).

Thanks for the information on W. R. Lamb, odinthor. I don't think we will ever know who Raymond, Dexter and Annie are. :(

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GaylordWilshire Aug 27, 2022 1:52 PM

:previous:


According to their father's obituary in the Meriden, CT, Daily Journal of Jan 25, 1943, Wilbur Raymond Lamb had three brothers, one of whom was Dexter. So..."Raymond" in the picture is Wilbur Raymond Lamb Jr, Dexter is his uncle, and Annie is his mother--WR Sr's wife....


https://i.postimg.cc/bJsvxs5H/lambobit2-bmp.jpg

ethereal_reality Aug 27, 2022 3:29 PM

:previous:

SOLVED!

Thanks, GW :)

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Mackerm Aug 27, 2022 8:08 PM

Here's an article which may be useful:

Using New Tech to Investigate Old Photographs

ethereal_reality Aug 27, 2022 10:19 PM

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:previous:... That's an excellent article, Mackerm. ...Thanks for the link.

. . .and just in time because I have a very interesting - mystery - cabinet card....Unfortunately the seller's description is very vague.

"Antique Cabinet Card Photo CIGAR STORE" . .but it's quite possible the store is in Los Angeles because the eBay seller is the same seller who listed the Los Angeles cabinet cards that I posted yesterday.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/Pp3UhX.jpg
eBay (no longer listed)




Let's take a closer look to see if we can glean some clues.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/tRmari.jpg

First of all, I see Carlson Hand Laundry on the glass case.

. . .and there was a Carlson Hand Laundry in Los Angeles at the time.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/oLKE06.jpg

But the cigar shop is only a drop-off location (AGENCY) so I doubt it is the 710 W. 3rd. St. location.



But WAIT, there's more!

The cigar store appears to be at the entrance to a large office building and if you look above the door there are more tantalizing clues.


Let's take a closer look at that.

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

Hmmm. . .I see. .um. .NGE BUILDING and below that I see 3?21.


Get busy minions!

:superwhip
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