Margarite Larre Amestoy (Mrs. Peter) on Rancho Los Encinos around 1906. In 1889, Domingo Amestoy bought the Rancho. This was the last time the 4,460 acre ranch was sold as a whole. In 1916, the Amestoy family sold 1,170 acres which would eventually become the community of Encino. Rancho Los Encinos. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Women workers at the Hinkley Beach Canning Company in Burbank, which was located west of the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks, 1919. The company was eventually sold to Libby. Burbank Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
A group of men in front of an Elgin motorized street sweeper, the first one purchased by the City of Glendale, circa 1930s. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Young men picking fruit on Albert Prince's orchard in North Hollywood, 1920s. Prince is standing on the left holding a piece of wood. The area is now part of North Hollywood Park. Weddington Family Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Receipt from Mose the Furniture Man of the Douglas Furniture Store advertising payment plans, June 6, 1917. Many businesses offered payment or installment plans to allow their customers to purchase expensive items without having to provide the entire amount at once. Felipe and Blandina (Guerrero) Rodriguez Family Papers. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Girls with hoops, 1926. Standing from left: Anna Louise Hurtado Heil, Josephine Peck Knapp, Cymphorosa Yrigoyen Purcell. Kneeling from left: Irene Buchanan Dahlin and Meryle Thomason. Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
In 1948, President Harry S. Truman stopped at the Southern Pacific train depot in Glendale to give a five minuite campaign speech. Next to Truman (from right to left) are James Roosevelt, Everett G. Burkhalter (former state assemblymen), Richard R. Rogan (chairman of the welcoming committee), and Floyd J. Jolley (Glendale city councilman). Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Glendale anti-incorporation political propaganda postcard, 1906. One of four political postcards mailed out by the Verdugo Improvement Association to educate the public on the cons of Glendale incorporating into its own city. Glendale incorporated later that year. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.