In 1919, the Sony Pictures Studios were the Samuel Goldwyn Studios, and Culver City was mostly open space.
Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

In 1919, the Sony Pictures Studios were the Samuel Goldwyn Studios, and Culver City was mostly open space.

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

1918 poster for the Osaka Mercantile Steamship Co., from the Japanese poster collection at our East Asian Library.

1918 poster for the Osaka Mercantile Steamship Co., from the Japanese poster collection at our East Asian Library.

Downtown L.A. from a balloon, circa 1910.
Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Downtown L.A. from a balloon, circa 1910.

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

Cahuenga Pass and the Santa Monica Mountains as seen in 1915 from Melrose Avenue, near Hollywood.
Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Cahuenga Pass and the Santa Monica Mountains as seen in 1915 from Melrose Avenue, near Hollywood.

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

A rooftop view of downtown Los Angeles, circa 1913. That’s Pershing Square in the middle.
Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

A rooftop view of downtown Los Angeles, circa 1913. That’s Pershing Square in the middle.

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