Monthly Archives: April 2011

Legal Gin in Los Angeles, 1933

BANC PIC 2006.029–PIC, Carton: S41, Folder: Gi – Gn Prohibition, the national ban on the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol in the United States, lasted from 1920 until 1933. When looking through the Subject envelope “Gi-Gn”, we did not expect … Continue reading

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Circus Photos!

I have always had a fascination for the circus, especially early images of circus performers and their animals. When Beth Shippey showed me Trevor Bale’s envelope of circus photos, I knew I would have to share. Trevor Bale descended from generations of … Continue reading

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Close to home

Cityscapes and street scenes are among some of the most popular photographs in archives. In a collection as large as the Examiner photograph archive street scenes can be found under a wide variety of subject headings, such as “Communists — San … Continue reading

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Giraffes and Pigeons

This one-year-old giraffe was just stopping at the Los Angeles Port in 1974 from Honolulu on the way to her new home in Indianapolis, having been traded for 3 pygmy hippopotamuses! Her 4.5 day journey by sea was spent in a specially built crate. … Continue reading

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A Flying Nun and a Female Bullfighter

Having recently completed our initial sorting of photographs and data entry on “People A’s”, I am excited to share some of my favorite “A” images. Sorting through hundreds of photos, hour by hour, the faces tend to swim together. But … Continue reading

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