''This photo, taken in shows an insanely detailed model of downtown Los Angeles, a WPA project that was displayed at the Museum of Natural History. The photo is one of hundreds in a new Taschen book called “Los Angeles: Portrait of a City”.
The first "Red" Car over to North Hollywood, December Van Nuys Line. Far right: Fred Weddington who negotiated to get the line in the Valley; from right: Wilson C. The train behind was Huntington's special car.
25 Photos of the Los Angeles River Before It Was Paved in 1938
Los Angeles, California: The Griffith Park Zoo in Los Angeles is neither the oldest nor the newest of L.’s massive animal habitats. Though this location was abandoned decades ago it is unusually available to visitors even today.
View of Calle de Los Negros, looking north, Los Angeles, C.C. Pierce, ca.1882 | Photograph of a view of Calle de Los Negros, "Nigger Alley", looking north, Los Angeles, ca.1882. A dilapidated adobe stands on the corner to the left, losing its spackle, while shop fronts stand along the street to the right. Horse-drawn carriages are parked in a large group in the distance while a lone carriage makes its way down the unpaved street towards the camera, a pede...
Detail of an 1877 drawing by E.S. Glover of Los Angeles, showing the city's first bridge on the right and the later Aliso Street bridge on the left. The view looks west toward downtown Los Angeles from Boyle Heights. Courtesy of the Big Map Blog.