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#TodayInCAHistory: On August 21, 1933, author & CA Governor candidate Upton Sinclair prepared the End Poverty in CA (EPIC) plan through his manifesto "I, Governor of California, and How I Ended Poverty," in 1933. Sinclair's socialist plan got him the Democratic nomination for Governor due to the popularity of the EPIC plan in 1934, but he lost the election to Republican incumbent Frank Merriam. (Image: Pamphlet for Sinclair's EPIC plan, Social Security Administration's History Archives.)

The Flower Street entrance of the Los Angeles Central Library, 1930’s.

1920s Former Farm Girl -- Frances Taylor visits the family farm after living in the big city of San Francisco, and hams it up. from MeraM's flickr stream.

Brother’s Night Club: Brother's was an high profile after-hours nightspot and gathering place back in 1940s "black" Los Angeles when de facto Jim Crow/racial segregation was routine. It was also a meeting place for black gay subculture. Owned by the often Chinese silk robe wearing Henry "Brother" Williams (Afro-American) who was often accompanied by his communist leaning companion and lover Aristide Chapman (also Afro-American), the club was infamous for offering almost every kind of enterta...

Glendale Blvd. 1935. LOVE Glendale! But, uh, this pic does not show the beautiful downtown of Glendale, just an impersonal section of an industrial area.

Beauty shop on Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 1934

Charles "Chun" Hargitt, 1890 in typical "dress up" attire. He donated the Hargitt House to the city of Norwalk. It is now a museum.