A photo of construction on the Los Angeles River, January 27, 1956. Accompanying documentation places the location as "Lower Los Angeles River-Carson to Willow" and provides the following description: “Camera beneath P.E. Bridge at Sta. 253+25 and 480 feet left of centerline looking downstream (southwestward) along temporary dike at the entrance to paved section.” Homer Halverson Collection. Water Works - Documenting Water History in Los Angeles.

old Los Angeles

Muscle Beach, Los Angeles

Thank-you card from Diana, a Santa Isabel Elementary School student, to the Mothers of East Los Angeles for a donation of books. Juana Beatriz Gutiérrez Mothers of East Los Angeles (MELA) Collection. Latino Archives.

Los Angeles, 1900's.

This weekly Spanish-language publication of the Los Angeles Times, La Opinión Para Tí, features an article on Juana Beatriz Gutiérrez and the Mothers of East Los Angeles (MELA). MELA started in 1985 when a group of women organized to fight a proposal for the construction of a new state prison in their neighborhood. Juana Beatriz Gutiérrez Mothers of East Los Angeles (MELA) Collection. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives.

Los Angeles Public Library

Poster from Culture Clash's "The Mission" at the Los Angeles Theater Center. Ric Salinas Culture Clash Collection.

Hotel Van Nuys, Los Angeles

Fountain in the Los Angeles Theatre

Los Angeles Expansion 1919

Van de Kamp's, Los Angeles, CA.

John Steven and Ida Lubrecht McGroarty, circa 1915. John Steven McGroarty was Poet Laureate of the State of California 1933-1934, and represented Los Angeles in the US House of Representatives from 1935 to 1939. He authored the Mission Play, which romanticized McGroarty's former home in the Verdugo Hills. The McGroarty's Tujunga home now houses the McGroarty Arts Center, part of the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Northridge Earthquake, Los Angeles, California, 1994. Los Angeles Daily News

on the original los angeles airport (in glendale, ca)- Art Deco

Weighing Our State's Water Development on the Scale of Common Sense, ca. 1958. A graphic repesentation of water waste and state budget allocations vs. water need for Southern California. Feather River Project Association Collection. Water Works - Documenting Water History in Los Angeles.

Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles by jericl cat, via Flickr

Los Angeles, early 1960s

Weighing Our State's Water Development on the Scale of Common Sense, ca. 1958. Graphic repesentation of water waste and state budget allocations vs. water need for Southern California. Feather River Project Association Collection. Water Works - Documenting Water History in Los Angeles.

"Nava de Nava 26," 1980. In April, 1980 Julian Nava became the first Mexican-American appointed U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. Born and raised in East Los Angeles, Nava went on to have a distinguished career as professor of history at California State University, Northridge and member of the Los Angeles Board of Education. Julian Nava Collection. Latino Cultural Heritage Archives.

1939 Vintage Los Angeles Map