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    Los Angeles County Deed of Title for Lot 5 in Block 81 of the Rancho Providencia and Scott Tract, once owned by Dr. David Burbank, to John D. Radcliff. The certificate was issued by the Title Insurace and Trust Co. of Los Angeles on October 12, 1899. Burbank Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Dr. David Burbank, 1850. Burbank was born in New Hampshire in 1821. Trained as a dentist , he began his practice in Maine. In 1853, he moved to San Francisco and resumed his practice until 1866 when he purchased La Providencia Rancho and the western portion of the San Rafael Rancho. In 1886, Burbank sold his holdings to Los Angeles land speculators who formed the Providencia Land, Water & Development Company. Burbank Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Service with a Smile, Los Angeles, 1928

    The first telephone pay station in Los Angeles, 1899.

    A drinking fountain for animals located in Burbank, California. The fountain was built in 1890 by the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Handwritten on the photograph, "Early day drinking fountain on Olive Street". Burbank Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    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.

    A 1905 postcard image that reads, "In the Dining Car on the Los Angeles Limited," a train that took passengers back and forth from Chicago to Los Angeles. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

    A drive through Polio clinic in Los Angeles, 1960.

    U.S. Fire Fighters stationed at Hose Company No. 4, Los Angeles, California, 1919

    Los Angeles Bather

    Bob's Big Boy • Los Angeles, California

    The Orange Pickers, Los Angeles, California, 1895

    1897-First Auto in Los Angeles First automobile in Los Angeles, built by J. Philip Erie, the driver, a resident of Los Angeles at the time. Los Angeles Mayor William H. Workman is in the rear seat, 1897.

    los angeles then and now using google street view

    A newspaper advertisement found in the Los Angeles Herald, July 7,1880. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

    los angeles personal bomb shelter 1951

    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.

    Cover of the Miner's Road Map of Southern California, published by Pacific Publishing Co., 120 North Main Street, Los Angeles, Calif., 1899. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Los Angeles expansion 1918

    "Los Angeles" Lakehurs, 1927

    Atomic bomb drills in Los Angeles during the Cold War, 1951. (LA Daily)