Portrait of Catarina and Caroline Pico, circa 1855. Catarina was a ward of General Andres Pico. In 1874 she married Romulo Pico, the son of General Andres Pico. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
The Millionaires Club of Happiness and Contentment's philosophy, signed by Mildred W. Brigham, circa 1915-1921.The club consisted of a local group of men who met in front of the Tujunga Post Office to visit and discuss local issues. Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Group portrait of a class at the Lopez Station School in Granada Hills, circa 1883. The school was run by Geronimo and Catalina Lopez and was the first English speaking school in the Valley. The school closed in 1884. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Pamphlet for a campaign against a proposition for Water District 29A encompassing Topanga Canyon and Malibu, circa 1956. Originally delivered to box holders in Topanga and Malibu. Created by the Water Committee of the Topanga Businessmen's Association, the Malibu Minute Men, and Citizens Dedicated to the Betterment of their Community. Topanga Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Cover of a Plan-It Insulated-Metal Framed Structures brochure, circa 1950s. Plan-It Homes, located in Sherman Oaks, designed pre-fabricated metal framed buildings. The brochure explains Plan-It structures are: "designed and engineered for the ultimate in fast, simple construction under all conditions, adaptability, and low maintenance . . ." Brochure also claims that unskilled workers could easily erect a Plan-It structure in a matter of hours. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Camping and hunting near Leonis Adobe in Calabasas, January 1, 1910. The Leonis Adobe was the home of Miguel Leonis, owner of the old El Escorpion Ranch, and his wife Espiritu Chujilla Leonis. West Valley Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.