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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.

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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.

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Prohibition bust in Glendale, March 22, 1928. This cache of bootlegger paraphernalia used during prohibition was stored in the Glendale Police Department jail after a raid. The bust occurred at the Comalt Company, a beverage producer in Glendale. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.