Tires piled high at 16th & Vermont in Los Angeles in 1933. (Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.)

Tires piled high at 16th & Vermont in Los Angeles in 1933. (Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.)

1933 publicity shot for the Frank Dillon Tire Co.Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

1933 publicity shot for the Frank Dillon Tire Co.

Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Composite photo produced by the Dick Whittington Studio for the White Truck Co. in 1929. The truck and men in the foreground were superimposed on the background image of a burning oil well. 
This is one of more than 30,000 photos from our “Dick” Whittington Collection that we’ve recently digitized with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Composite photo produced by the Dick Whittington Studio for the White Truck Co. in 1929. The truck and men in the foreground were superimposed on the background image of a burning oil well. 

This is one of more than 30,000 photos from our “Dick” Whittington Collection that we’ve recently digitized with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

A peek inside the Los Angeles plant where Mission Orangeade dispensers were assembled.
This 1932 image is one of more than 30,000 photos from our “Dick” Whittington Collection that we’ve recently digitized with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

A peek inside the Los Angeles plant where Mission Orangeade dispensers were assembled.

This 1932 image is one of more than 30,000 photos from our “Dick” Whittington Collection that we’ve recently digitized with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Commercial photograph created for the Graf Zeppelin’s historic 1929 round-the-world flight, which was partly funded by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst in exchange for media coverage rights.
This is one of more than 30,000 photos from our “Dick” Whittington Collection that we’ve recently digitized with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Commercial photograph created for the Graf Zeppelin’s historic 1929 round-the-world flight, which was partly funded by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst in exchange for media coverage rights.

This is one of more than 30,000 photos from our “Dick” Whittington Collection that we’ve recently digitized with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.