1939 panoramic view of the Cahuenga Pass. That’s Universal Studios on the left, with Burbank behind it in the distance.
Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

1939 panoramic view of the Cahuenga Pass. That’s Universal Studios on the left, with Burbank behind it in the distance.

Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Plate from Goethe’s 1810 Zur Farbenlehre, or Theory of Colors, from our Special Collections.
Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Plate from Goethe’s 1810 Zur Farbenlehre, or Theory of Colors, from our Special Collections.

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection in the USC Digital Library.

1961 aerial view of Ventura Boulevard and the Los Angeles River in Sherman Oaks. Part of the Dick Whittington Collection in the USC Digital Library.

1961 aerial view of Ventura Boulevard and the Los Angeles River in Sherman Oaks. Part of the Dick Whittington Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Tires piled high at 16th & Vermont in Los Angeles in 1933. (Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.)

Tires piled high at 16th & Vermont in Los Angeles in 1933. (Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.)

Circa 1940 view of the end of Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica.
Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Circa 1940 view of the end of Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica.

Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.