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Old Posted Dec 1, 2020, 4:51 PM
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I don't believe we have seen this early illustration of Old Chinatown. (1885)



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At first I thought the overhang was sagging - but now I think it was built that way. (as an Asian flourish)





What was Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria doing in Los Angeles?



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e_r, the Archduke spent the winter of 1876 in the Los Angeles area, and in 1878 published a book, in German, with a few illustrations, on his visit. This book was translated into English and published in 1929 (and I myself have a copy . . . somewhere in my archives).


image from https://www.walkaboutbooks.net/pages...he-golden-land

More on the interesting and foreseeing Archduke at Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archdu...tor_of_Austria
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