Intersection of Figueroa and Adams, looking north circa 1924. In the center of the intersection is an “American Bobby,” an experimental traffic control device installed by the Auto Club of Southern California.
Part of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library

Intersection of Figueroa and Adams, looking north circa 1924. In the center of the intersection is an “American Bobby,” an experimental traffic control device installed by the Auto Club of Southern California.

Part of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library

Caption contest. What’s going on in this 1957 photo from the USC Digital Library?

Caption contest. What’s going on in this 1957 photo from the USC Digital Library?

1915 or 1951? Antique horseless carriages parade through downtown L.A. at 8th and Flower on May 4, 1951.Part of the Los Angeles Examiner Collection in the USC Digital Library.

1915 or 1951? Antique horseless carriages parade through downtown L.A. at 8th and Flower on May 4, 1951.

Part of the Los Angeles Examiner Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Los Angeles at the dawn of the automobile age - motorists tour a still-rural L.A. at Glendale and Sunset boulevards in 1904.
Part of the Automobile Club of Southern California Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Los Angeles at the dawn of the automobile age - motorists tour a still-rural L.A. at Glendale and Sunset boulevards in 1904.

Part of the Automobile Club of Southern California Collection in the USC Digital Library.

On this day in 1951: a hot rod jamboree at Hamilton High School in Los Angeles.

On this day in 1951: a hot rod jamboree at Hamilton High School in Los Angeles.