California Historical Society

This board contains selections from the California Historical Society collection in the USC Digital Library, an incomparable resource for the documentary picture it provides of the growth of Southern California, particularly the development of the Los Angeles region, between 1860 and 1960. More info here: http://bit.ly/16qcpos
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"The first orange tree brought to Riverside" surrounded by an iron picket fence, ca.1930 :: California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960

"The first orange tree brought to Riverside" surrounded by an iron picket fence, :: California Historical Society Collection,

California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960 :: Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, 1860-1960 :: "Largest oak tree in the world" near Red Bluff, 1900-1940

California Historical Society Collection, :: Title Insurance and Trust, and C. Pierce Photography Collection, :: "Largest oak tree in the world" near Red Bluff,

Four Chinese field hands standing near a building, ca.1898. http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15799coll65/id/11461

Four Chinese field hands standing near a building, :: California Historical Society Collection,

California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960 :: Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, 1860-1960 :: "Okeechobee" in its pen at The California Alligator farm in Los Angeles, California, ca.1900

Poster Many Sizes; Okeechobee In Its Pen At The California Alligator Farm In Lo

California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960 :: Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Collection, 1890-1960 :: "Translator" a computer for missile flight simulation (built by Space Technology Laboratories, a division of the Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation), May 29, 1957

THIS is what came to mind when you said 'computer' to any kid of the & A state-of-the-art computer in This machine, built by the Westchester-based Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation, performed missile flight simulations.

Horse-drawn carts being used for construction on a segment of Southern Pacific Railroad in a mountainous region, ca.1860. http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15799coll65/id/11584

Horse-drawn carts being used for construction on a segment of Southern Pacific Railroad in a mountainous region, :: California Historical Society Collection,

California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960 :: Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, 1860-1960 :: "The Indian", a statue by Putnam on Presidio Hill in San Diego, ca.1880

"The Indian", a statue by Putnam on Presidio Hill in San Diego, :: California Historical Society Collection,

California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960 :: Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, 1860-1960 :: Photograph of "Coolie" laborers smoking and resting on a rooftop in China, ca.1900. Six men are shown in pants and tunics, smoking from long pipes. "Coolie" was the term used by a foreign shipping agency to denote a native laborer.

"Coolie" laborers smoking and resting on a rooftop in China, :: California Historical Society Collection,

Chinese dragon feeding ceremony, ca.1902-1904. http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15799coll65/id/12454

Chinese dragon feeding ceremony, ca.1902-1904. http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15799coll65/id/12454

Broadway looking north-east from 10th Street (now, Olympic Boulevard), showing Christmas decorations along the sides of the street, December 1930 :: California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960

Broadway looking north-east from Street (now, Olympic Boulevard), showing Christmas decorations along the sides of the street, December 1930 :: California Historical Society Collection,

California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960 :: Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, 1860-1960 :: "Thor's hammer" or "The Hammer of Thor" rock formation in the Grand Canyon, ca.1900-1930

California Historical Society Collection, :: Title Insurance and Trust, and C. Pierce Photography Collection, :: "Thor's hammer" or "The Hammer of Thor" rock formation in the Grand Canyon,

California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960 :: Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, 1860-1960 :: "New San Francisco refugee living", San Francisco, 1906

"New San Francisco refugee living", San Francisco, 1906 :: California Historical Society Collection,

A large leaping tuna caught by Mrs. Phil. Omara, shown with catch, off Santa Catalina Island, September 15, 1909 :: California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960

A large leaping tuna caught by Mrs. Omara, shown with catch, off Santa Catalina Island, September 1909 :: California Historical Society Collection,

Man posing on one leg on an overhanging rock at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park, ca.1920-1930 :: California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960

A man poses atop Overhanging Rock at Yosemite National Park’s Glacier Point, circa Photo Credit: University of Southern California

Child posing in goat cart, 1927. http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15799coll65/id/9260

Child posing in goat cart, 1927 :: California Historical Society Collection,

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