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The "Dick" Whittington Studio was the largest and finest photography studio in the Los Angeles area from 1924 to 1987. Specializing in commercial photography, the Whittington Studio took photographs for nearly every major business and organization in Los Angeles; in so doing, they documented the growth and commercial development of LA. More info here: http://bit.ly/1z0N4gA
Yellow Cab driver training on Western Avenue, Southern California, 1926

Yellow Cab driver training on Western Avenue, Southern California, Between the two buildings is a moving train. One building has a sign that says "Hancock Park".

A high-angle view of the May Company Building with people walking along the sidewalk on the corner of Eighth Street and Broadway :: "Dick" Whittington Photography Collection, 1924-1987

A high-angle view of the May Company Building with people walking along the sidewalk on the corner of Eighth Street and Broadway :: Dick Whittington Photography Collection,

Living in Wyvernwood, 2901 East Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 1940 :: "Dick" Whittington Photography Collection, 1924-1987

Living in Wyvernwood, 2901 East Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 1940 ::

Olvera Street facing towards City Hall, shoppers :: "Dick" Whittington Photography Collection, 1924-1987

Olvera Street facing towards City Hall, shoppers :: is how I remember it in the when I was a kid, visiting my Aunt Belle

Pedestrians crowd the crosswalks of Downtown on a rainy day :: "Dick" Whittington Photography Collection, 1924-1987

Pedestrians crowd the crosswalks of Downtown Los Angeles on a rainy day :: Dick Whittington Photography Collection,

Ojai Scenes, Ojai, CA, 1934

Ojai Scenes, Ojai, CA, 1934

Chevrolet with stuffed leopard at Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA, 1926 :: "Dick" Whittington Photography Collection, 1924-1987

Chevrolet with stuffed leopard at Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA, 1926 :: "Dick" Whittington Photography Collection,

Living in Wyvernwood, 2901 East Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 1940 :: "Dick" Whittington Photography Collection, 1924-1987

Living in Wyvernwood, 2901 East Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 1940 ::

Photo of Downtown Los Angeles street with Los Angeles Railway streetcars, bicycles and horses with carriages on newly paved roads :: "Dick" Whittington Photography Collection, 1924-1987

Photo of Downtown Los Angeles street with Los Angeles Railway streetcars, bicycles and horses with carriages on newly paved roads :: "Dick" Whittington Photography Collection,

In Downtown Los Angeles, frontal view of the Los Angeles theatre showing Doself’s and Berland’s stores at left and Mode O’ Day and Mayson stores at right :: "Dick" Whittington Photography Collection, 1924-1987

In Downtown Los Angeles, frontal view of the Los Angeles theatre showing Doself’s and Berland’s stores at left and Mode O’ Day and Mayson stores at right :: "Dick" Whittington Photography Collection,

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Crowds at St. and Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, 1930 (Dick Whittington Studio).

Crowd at a University of Southern California (USC) football game at the Coliseum in Exposition Park :: "Dick" Whittington Photography Collection, 1924-1987

Crowd at a University of Southern California (USC) football game at the Coliseum in Exposition Park :: "Dick" Whittington Photography Collection,

The interior of a grocery store before it opens showing the merchandise in display cases and people looking in through the windows :: "Dick" Whittington Photography Collection, 1924-1987

The interior of a grocery store before it opens showing the merchandise in display cases and people looking in through the windows :: "Dick" Whittington Photography Collection,

Looking along the busy streets of downtown along Broadway :: "Dick" Whittington Photography Collection, 1924-1987

Looking along the busy streets of downtown along Broadway :: "Dick" Whittington Photography Collection,

Whittington-Negs-Gallery-14 - USC Digital Library -- Store

Whittington-Negs-Gallery-14 - USC Digital Library -- Store