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CityBoyDoug Jul 17, 2017 3:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ProphetM (Post 7866917)
Although Google has finished turning Picasa Web Albums into Google Photos and the wonderful old interface is now gone, all of my photos remain in the new interface and should still be live in this thread. I did a quick search and loaded up a random post of mine from 5 years ago - the photo remains, and when viewing just the image by itself it can be resized by changing the URL in the same way as it used to be. I'm not sure if the embedding functionality will continue but Google seems to be intent on keeping the former Picasa Web Albums photos in an archive indefinitely. My photos posted to the thread in the past seem safe for now.
:

Thanks PM for your help....

odinthor Jul 17, 2017 3:48 PM

[...] [I'm deleting a failed experiment with Google Photos.] [...]

HossC Jul 17, 2017 7:00 PM

I've picked a mixture of color and black & white shots from this Julius Shulman set. It's "Job 3594: Kurt Meyer, American Savings (Whittier, Calif.), 1963".

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original

This rather unusual shot looks along the space between the windows and the shades.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original

A look across the street to the Whittwood Center.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6.jpg~original

I'll finish with this night view.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...7.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

The old bank building is still standing at 15725 E Whittier Boulevard. It now seems to be called the Family Medicine-Whittwood Medical Office Building.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...8.jpg~original
GSV

odinthor Jul 17, 2017 7:47 PM

Another experiment, this time with Postimage.org:

https://s26.postimg.org/c81j7m3jt/All_Kinds.jpg

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OK, for the moment, in Preview, the image is showing . . .

('Scuse my trying these experiments here; but I'm thinking others will be interested once I'm successful...)

Beaudry Jul 17, 2017 7:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rentatrip (Post 7866924)
an old friend used to have an Aunt who owned and operated FRENCHY's CAFE on south corner of ? 3rd at Hope ? , one block "up" from Grand ...Very near Angel's Flight ...does anyone have any pix that would show FRENCHY's CAFE on 300 block of HOPE STREET or close to it ? The cafe may have been on the south side of street & it may have been on Bunker Hill , which is one block up from Grand .

My guess is that Frenchy's was the cafe pictured here on the left—702 W 3rd—which would be on the south side of Hope & Third.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5084/...7b175f0c_b.jpgfrom this post which has some more shots of the area

Not finding "Frenchy's" in the directories; what years did your friend's aunt have the establishment?

CityBoyDoug Jul 17, 2017 8:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 7867650)
Another experiment, this time with Postimage.org:

https://s26.postimg.org/c81j7m3jt/All_Kinds.jpg

___

OK, for the moment, in Preview, the image is showing . . .

('Scuse my trying these experiments here; but I'm thinking others will be interested once I'm successful...)

We are interested in this. As ER stated, the problem has hollowed out this thread.

odinthor Jul 17, 2017 8:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7867682)
We are interested in this. As ER stated, the problem has hollowed out this thread.

Thanks!

Getting on to an hour later, I see the image is still present and OK.

Postimage.org (which seems to have several slight variations in its name) is simple and . . . free . . .

Here's the login URL: https://postimages.org/ (note that, in the URL, it's "postimages," though the logo says "postimage").

I ran across it, while trawling the net for Photobucket replacements, at a forum "PaperMoneyForum," on a thread from last year, then "bumped" in the current PB crisis. No one seems to have anything bad to say about PostImage.org. Here's the thread:

http://www.papermoneyforum.com/post/...cement-8493950

Meantime on this very trying day I'm not able to get through to my historical L.A. Times site . . . :hell:

HossC Jul 17, 2017 10:20 PM

:previous:

Thanks for checking out the options, odinthor. I've just read through the most recent entries in postimage(s)'s blog. It looks like they're planning a premium (paid) service to supplement the free users, but they're having trouble getting their payment gateway to work. There's also a report of four hours downtime with no loss of data - figures that Photobucket could only dream of! Additionally, there have been problems exceeding their service provider's data limits, but everything appears to be sorted now.

As I said before, I don't mind paying a small fee for a reliable service. I hopefully still have a few months to decide which alternative to jump on.

I also finally managed to download my first (and smallest) album from PB today. I've been trying for days, and this is the first time it worked. I guess everyone else is trying to do the same thing!

rentatrip Jul 17, 2017 11:50 PM

Wilshire Drive In
 
Circa 1948 , my mother ( Lala Tucker Larson) , she met my father while working as a waitress at one of the Drive-Ins (possibly on Wilshire). Not sure exactly which "drive-in".
Dad was a member of SCTA / & raced out on the dry lakes, they would always drop in for burgers after the racing on weekends. Dad was a member of the Hollywood Throttlers Car Club.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9...2BWilshire.jpg

odinthor Jul 18, 2017 2:27 AM

I wonder if our gallant preceptor e_r has reflected that he soon will have "lived" on this group longer than he actually lived in L.A. . . . ? As one who has been, say, a ragtime enthusiast longer than ragtime was the current thing in popular music, I know that such a situation gives one a special and rich feeling as sort of a validated guardian of the subject. Congratulations, e_r!

Flyingwedge Jul 18, 2017 7:22 AM

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Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 7867650)

odinthor, have you investigated the possibility that your mystery building is 311 S. Figueroa?

The Angelus Sign Company was incorporated in January 1907, and the 1907-09 city directories show an Angelus Sign Co.
at 319 S. Figueroa. You can see it on the 1909 Birds Eye View Map of Los Angeles at the Library of Congress.

The 1910, 1914, and 1921 Baist Maps all show a small, narrow brick building at 311 S. Figueroa.

There is a January 4, 1910, building permit for a paint shop alteration at 311-1/2 S. Figueroa, which is described as two
stories tall and with dimensions of 10 x 30 feet. The May 25, 1922, demolition permit for 311 S. Figueroa also says two
stories and 10 x 30 feet.

The ProQuest database is down as I write this, so I can't check the 1906 Sanborn Map (Vol 1, Map 31, I think) to see if
311 S. Figueroa is there. But even without that resource, and despite the possible 311 vs. 319 discrepancy, I would guess
that your mystery photo shows 311 S. Figueroa Street, c. 1909-11.

EDIT:

Since the image has disappeared from the post it was quoted from, here is the mystery building:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psmuwvi2c7.jpg

CityBoyDoug Jul 18, 2017 8:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rentatrip (Post 7867892)
Circa 1948 , my mother ( Lala Tucker Larson) , she met my father while working as a waitress at one of the Drive-Ins (possibly on Wilshire). Not sure exactly which "drive-in".
Dad was a member of SCTA / & raced out on the dry lakes, they would always drop in for burgers after the racing on weekends. Dad was a member of the Hollywood Throttlers Car Club.

Thanks for sharing a personal photo of your mother.....always welcome on NLA.

odinthor Jul 18, 2017 3:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7868175)
odinthor, have you investigated the possibility that your mystery building is 311 S. Figueroa?

The Angelus Sign Company was incorporated in January 1907, and the 1907-09 city directories show an Angelus Sign Co.
at 319 S. Figueroa. You can see it on the 1909 Birds Eye View Map of Los Angeles at the Library of Congress.

The 1910, 1914, and 1921 Baist Maps all show a small, narrow brick building at 311 S. Figueroa.

There is a January 4, 1910, building permit for a paint shop alteration at 311-1/2 S. Figueroa, which is described as two
stories tall and with dimensions of 10 x 30 feet. The May 25, 1922, demolition permit for 311 S. Figueroa also says two
stories and 10 x 30 feet.

The ProQuest database is down as I write this, so I can't check the 1906 Sanborn Map (Vol 1, Map 31, I think) to see if
311 S. Figueroa is there. But even without that resource, and despite the possible 311 vs. 319 discrepancy, I would guess
that your mystery photo shows 311 S. Figueroa Street, c. 1909-11.

Splendid work, Flyingwedge--I bet you're correct! A long-held mystery maybe finally solved! Now to look for photos of that area which might show it somehow . . .

Yes, about ProQuest: Once my nose got sufficiently out of joint about not being able to make use of ProQuest, I contacted the university Library (which hosts the service). They did some checking around, and it turned out that PQ was having a "global outage" yesterday (haven't checked today). Not sure if they meant "global" metaphorically as in "everything at ProQuest Incorporated," or "global" literally as in "worldwide"; but I suppose it amounts to the same thing.

HossC Jul 18, 2017 7:30 PM

I know we've had a few menswear shops from Julius Shulman recently. This one is "Job 16: Burke and Kober, Carver's Men's Shop, 1947". I've picked five of the 12 images.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original

A closer look at the entrance...

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original

...and the displays just inside.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original

This store is more like the Monte Factor shop in Beverly Hills, with very little stock on show.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original

I'm guessing that this last shot shows where you picked your suit fabric from the bolt.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

Unsurprisingly, the site on the corner of S Flower Street and Wilshire Boulevard is now filled with a much taller building which has a FedEx office on the first floor.

DViator Jul 18, 2017 9:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7868175)
odinthor, have you investigated the possibility that your mystery building is 311 S. Figueroa?

The Angelus Sign Company was incorporated in January 1907, and the 1907-09 city directories show an Angelus Sign Co.
at 319 S. Figueroa. You can see it on the 1909 Birds Eye View Map of Los Angeles at the Library of Congress.

The 1910, 1914, and 1921 Baist Maps all show a small, narrow brick building at 311 S. Figueroa.

There is a January 4, 1910, building permit for a paint shop alteration at 311-1/2 S. Figueroa, which is described as two
stories tall and with dimensions of 10 x 30 feet. The May 25, 1922, demolition permit for 311 S. Figueroa also says two
stories and 10 x 30 feet.

The ProQuest database is down as I write this, so I can't check the 1906 Sanborn Map (Vol 1, Map 31, I think) to see if
311 S. Figueroa is there. But even without that resource, and despite the possible 311 vs. 319 discrepancy, I would guess
that your mystery photo shows 311 S. Figueroa Street, c. 1909-11.

It definitely looks like that building had "Angelus" painted on its side (before someone blacked out the middle and added "LL KINDS").

ethereal_reality Jul 19, 2017 12:02 AM

I came across this interesting bit of ephemera today on ebay.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/Zi0w87.jpg
ebay

Am I the only one that didn't know about Aimee's cruise to the Holy Land?



A list of field offices is on the back.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/GswPWy.jpg



And the itinerary

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/pHUSne.jpghttp://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/m4lJbx.jpg



below: Rotated so you can read the handwritten note.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/Zhjqpg.jpg

'Reservations write - Helen or Leo Carver
apt. 6 - 1830 Sunset Blvd. L.A."

_________________________________


Thanks for the kind words odinthor.

You must have intuited that I needed a pep talk.
You were correct.
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ethereal_reality Jul 19, 2017 12:22 AM

A slide showing the Shrine Auditorium in 1953.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/HGURDz.jpg
ebay /

As most of you know, this is the side facing Jefferson Blvd.

(we have seen similar views but I believe this is new to NLA)
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ethereal_reality Jul 19, 2017 1:49 AM

Here's an early postcard of Westlake Park (1909) that I believe might be new to NLA.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/0RZHom.jpg
ebay

The message on the reverse only mentions ducks and swans
-but I think the enclosed area in the pic is a seal pen.


here's the reverse.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/uuVlqp.jpg
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While trying to confirm the seal pen, I came across the postcard below.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/QzQAEQ.jpg

Does anyone know where the band shell was located? (the building in the background appears to be outside of the park boundary)


And to be honest, I didn't know there is a band shell in the park now.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...922/bCQlSw.jpg
https://www.triposo.com/poi/W__160998254

But I believe this band shell is in a different location than the band shell in the old postcard)
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CityBoyDoug Jul 19, 2017 1:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7869020)
I came across this interesting bit of ephemera today on ebay.




Am I the only one that didn't know about Aimee's cruise to the Holy Land?
_

I have never heard of that cruise. 52 days sounds very ambitious. Did it ever happen or was this only in the brochure stage?

DViator Jul 19, 2017 3:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7869020)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsQrKZcYtqg :D


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