"Foot Long Red Hots 10¢": An Ansel Adams photo of The Pup Cafe, 12728 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, 1940.

(Source: lapl.org)

Two bathers and their robotic friend mug for the camera, Venice Beach, California, 1930’s.

(Source: lapl.org)

Cars pass a towering oil well in the center of a Hollywood street (possibly La Brea Avenue), 1936.

(Source: calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu)

A daredevil in golfing attire traipses along a steel beam high above the street during construction of the Los Angeles City Hall, 1927. The Hall of Justice and the old courthouse can be seen in the background.

(Source: lapl.org)

Boyle Heights, 1950. Olympic Boulevard near Soto Street, with the Sears Building in the background.

(Source: lapl.org)

Justice Street, the last unpaved street in Los Angeles at the time, with City Hall in the background, 1931.

(Source: lapl.org)

The Musso & Frank Grill on Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, 1940’s.

(Source: mussoandfrankgrill.com)

Exterior view of the Mayan Theater, downtown Los Angeles, 1937.

(Source: www,lapl,org)

A driver helps a gentleman with his bags outside the Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, downtown Los Angeles, 1927.

(Source: digitallibrary.usc.edu)

A LARy Broadway streetcar approaches Olympic, 1950’s. Visible among all the advertisements are the United Artists Building and the Eastern Columbia Building.

(Source: digitallibrary.usc.edu)

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