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Sep 19

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.

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.

Sep 10

A Union 76 gasoline pump in 1932, when a gallon sold for 17½ cents. (USC Libraries/Dick Whittington Photography Collection)

A Union 76 gasoline pump in 1932, when a gallon sold for 17½ cents. (USC Libraries/Dick Whittington Photography Collection)

Sep 09

An early 20th-century California apple orchard in bloom. (California Historical Society Collection/USC Libraries)

An early 20th-century California apple orchard in bloom. (California Historical Society Collection/USC Libraries)

Sep 05

Two Los Angeles Creamery workers pose for a Dick Whittington Studio photographer in 1925. (Dick Whittington Photography Collection/USC Digital Library)

Two Los Angeles Creamery workers pose for a Dick Whittington Studio photographer in 1925. (Dick Whittington Photography Collection/USC Digital Library)

Sep 04

First Street in downtown Los Angeles, looking east from Hill Street circa 1884. (California Historical Society Collection/USC Digital Library)

First Street in downtown Los Angeles, looking east from Hill Street circa 1884. (California Historical Society Collection/USC Digital Library)