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RE:..The business card with the school desk.


"The wooden one-arm chair was a characteristic feature of the “quick lunch” type of eating place which became the popular choice for businessmen around the turn of the last century. The chairs were unattractive and uncomfortable but considering that prior to their introduction patrons seeking a speedy lunch often ate while standing at a counter, they offered relative luxury. Solitary seating made sense in a café where businesspeople usually came in alone and spent little more than 10 or 15 minutes at their meal before rushing back to the office or store."


https://restaurant-ingthroughhistory...ne-arm-joints/


I don't believe this is a 'Globe Dairy Lunch' spot but it's interesting to see the arm-chairs in situ. (pun intended)

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A mystery street.

35mm negative listed on eBay.

1940s LOS ANGELES street scene classic cars - 35mm Film NEGATIVE


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I can't decide if that's a civic building or a hospital in the distance.

note the wig-wag.

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Another mystery street. This time in living color.



1950's Woman with Ford Thunderbird in California, Orig. Kodachrome Slide


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I love the different shades of blue in this photograph.

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Is anyone in the mood for another mystery street?..I thought so!



1949 Lincoln Car, Los Angeles Area California, mid 1950's Kodachrome 2 Slides

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A closer look at the business down the street.

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And here's the same wrecked car looking in the opposite direction.

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I believe the not-so-hot-rod Lincoln is parked in front of 1328 N. Elm Ave in Long Beach. The two apartment buildings across the street and a bit north remain today. Major clue was the backside of the Glenn E. Thomas Dodge dealership that then fronted on Long Beach Blvd. née American Ave. The license plate dates the photo to c1956.
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Another mystery street. This time in living color.



1950's Woman with Ford Thunderbird in California, Orig. Kodachrome Slide


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I love the different shades of blue in this photograph.

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Our Fair Lady is standing in front of 1005 E. Green St. in Pasadena at the corner of Catalina Ave. With the exception of the wood frame structure on Catalina Ave. a bit north of Green St., all of the structures shown remain. Alas, the T-Bird probably doesn't, ditto the 1953 (I think) Hudson Hornet. Again, license plates date this photo to c1956.

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That karate school with the distinctive plastic backlit sign we saw on Sepulveda was built by Ed Parker, the kenpo karate trainer who opened the first commercial karate studio in America and taught Elvis Presley martial arts.


http://kenponotes.blogspot.com/2015/

https://blackbeltmag.com/ed-parker-a...n-kenpo-master

https://www.facebook.com/edparkersr/...2086490228750/
There were additional schools, including the one at 1705 Walnut Street in Pasadena which has been closed for some time, but remains for the moment.
https://americankenpokarate.net/2019...na-california/

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These are courtesy the hemmings.com automotive site, both are supposedly here in the city.....




A commentator on this pic at the hemmings.com site sees a white '59 Caddy waiting at the light upper right, presumably we are around that year.

I ran Western Camera in late '50's Yellow Pages in the central/western books, nothing turned up....we have a clue in the "7901" street number painted at the top of the building.






Undated, but that's a '68 Sedan de Ville on the left, so likely late '60's...

Plenty of signage clues but I can't make them out, other than the traffic sign hanging over the street upper right that seems to read San Diego Fwy.
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