Wagon trip home to Glendale from Pasadena, 1911. The back of the photograph reads, "the girls had gone to a house party and it rained all the way home." Ruth Williams Rifenbuish is sitting in the front with the black hat. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
San Fernando Valley Industrial Catalog: A Guide to San Fernando Valley Products and Services, published by the San Fernando Valley Small Plants Association in Van Nuys, 1959. Full page advertisement for Manpower, Inc., a temporary help service, in Sherman Oaks. San Fernando Women's Club Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Exterior view of the Cody Theater, located at 303 S. Brand Boulevard, San Fernando, 1923. The movie advertised on the theater's marquee is Grumpy (1923) starring prolific silent film star of the 1910s and 1920s, Theodore Roberts. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Portrait of Miguel Leonis, circa 1870s. Leonis was born in Cambo in the French Pyrenees in 1824. As one of the most colorful of the early land settlers and pioneers the San Fernando Valley, he became known as "The King of Calabasas." Leonis came to the Valley in 1858 and by the late 1800's he controlled and ruled much of the west end of the San Fernando Valley. Leonis Adobe Museum and Plummer House. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
1899-A horse-drawn wagon parked in front of a Birney Public School (Washington DC's first public school for blacks). School children are lined up with their teacher behind the wagon as man shows them large chunk of ice suspended by tongs.