In 1931, the city of Los Angeles bored through Elysian Park to extend Figueroa Street toward the north. Today, these tunnels are part of the Arroyo Seco Parkway. (Photo: USC Digital Library/Dick Whittington Photography Collection)
The P.K. Sandwich stand at Crenshaw & Vernon in 1930, when a French dip sandwich cost 20¢. (USC Digital Library/Dick Whittington Photography Collection)
"Books, libraries, and learning in propaganda art"
- Books cannot be killed by fire… University of Illinois, University Library
- If you don’t read you will forget how to read and write. USC Libraries
- Get war information material at your public library. North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
- Woman! Literacy is a basis of your freedom! USC Libraries
- Give more books, 1943 Victory Book Campaign. University of Illinois, University Library
- The day of soviet propaganda. Knowledge to all! USC Libraries
- Peasant, strengthen the alliance of workers and peasants… USC Libraries
- Knowledge and hard work will give us a new way of life. USC Libraries
- Ten years ago the Nazis burned these books. University of Illinois, University Library
You’ll see few recognizable landmarks in this c.1920 aerial view of the University of Southern California. Bovard Auditorium is under construction, and private residences occupy the present-day site of Doheny Library. That broad street running diagonally from the bottom of the photo is University Avenue, which we know today as Trousdale Parkway. (USC Digital Library/California Historical Society Collection)
Locomotive vs. truck, 1957. This Southern Pacific switch engine hit a truck at Santa Fe Avenue and Violet Street in what’s today the downtown Los Angeles Arts District. The truck driver was unhurt.
Part of the Los Angeles Examiner Collection in the USC Digital Library.