Panoramic view of Los Angeles, circa 1905, looking northwest from the corner of Washington Blvd. and Grand Ave.
Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Panoramic view of Los Angeles, circa 1905, looking northwest from the corner of Washington Blvd. and Grand Ave.

Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

A rural scene in Hollywood near the mouth of Laurel Canyon, circa 1903.
Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

A rural scene in Hollywood near the mouth of Laurel Canyon, circa 1903.

Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Would you believe this photo was taken in present-day Inglewood? It shows a bean threshing operation on the Centinela Ranch, circa 1903.
Courtesy of the USC Libraries - California Historical Society Collection.

Would you believe this photo was taken in present-day Inglewood? It shows a bean threshing operation on the Centinela Ranch, circa 1903.

Courtesy of the USC Libraries - California Historical Society Collection.

Hollywood in 1900, as seen from the intersection of Gower Street and Temple Hill Drive.
Courtesy of the USC Libraries - California Historical Society Collection.

Hollywood in 1900, as seen from the intersection of Gower Street and Temple Hill Drive.

Courtesy of the USC Libraries - California Historical Society Collection.

A San Francisco house knocked off its foundation by the 1906 earthquake. Courtesy of the USC Libraries - California Historical Society Collection.

A San Francisco house knocked off its foundation by the 1906 earthquake. Courtesy of the USC Libraries - California Historical Society Collection.