Portrait of L. C. Brand, circa 1910. Brand came to California in 1886 and started the Los Angeles Abstract Company with Edwin Sargent. He and Henry E. Huntington formed the San Fernando Valley Land and Development Company. Brand was president of the Los Angeles and Glendale Railroad Company which provided connections from Los Angeles to Glendale with extensions to Burbank, Pasadena, and Griffith Park. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Northridge Mall in Northridge, California San Fernando Valley 1970s
A postcard featuring Southern Pacific Railroad's Coast Daylight (aka Southern Pacific No. 99), moving northbound near Chatsworth, circa 1940. The Coast Daylight operated between Los Angeles and San Francisco from dawn to dusk. West Valley Museum. 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.