Masking the background and geography of l. a. and Pasadena among 1900 and 1950, the gathering of over 2 hundred classic postcards compiled during this new quantity bargains a special glimpse into turn-of-the-century southern California. As verbal exchange by way of postcards turned well known within the past due nineteenth century, those that got them have been provided a unprecedented view of the "right right here, right away" element that simply postcard images may perhaps supply. From the earliest photos of the Angels' Flight in la, to the event of Roses parades gliding down Colorado road, the authors have a good time the historical past of those appealing towns throughout the own medium of classic postcards.
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Front. (No publishing info given. ) reasonable OAKS street having a look SOUTH. This 1913 view of reasonable Oaks road provides a fascinating index to altering occasions. The previous urban corridor at left sits on the Union highway nook, exhibiting its age. the women on the street convey that models decree shorter skirts; the shipping now comprises numerous varieties of cars, a truck, a trolley, and the still-present horse-drawn conveyances. The Slavin construction at heart sits at the Colorado highway nook, and the golf green inn tower is noticeable at middle. (Published by means of Western Publishing & Novelty Co. , l. a.. ) ORANGE GROVE road. South Orange Grove road, proven right here taking a look northwest, was once actually “Millionaire’s Row” early within the century. lots of those houses were changed by means of condominiums, yet a few stay. The match of Roses parade starts off right here every year; it's the domestic of the Valley Hunt membership. The Busch mansion is at left; the tower of “The Blossoms” is at heart distance. (Published through M. Rieder, la. ) ORANGE GROVE street. the homes on “Millionaire’s Row” proceed to demonstrate the range and richness of layout gathered in this significant road. The Wrigley condo on Orange Grove (not pictured) is without doubt one of the few final mansions the following; it's the situation the match of Roses organization workplaces. The Valley Hunt membership additionally has amenities on Orange Grove. (Published via Edward H. Mitchell, San Francisco. ) MARENGO street. The unbelievably lush foliage of the pepper timber on Marengo street and in different places in Pasadena draws a lot become aware of. Marengo is a huge north-south highway that runs the size of Pasadena. The tops of the bushes during this residential part truly meet over the road, giving the semblance to a motive force lower than of dealing with a tunnel. (Published by means of Newman submit Card Co. , San Francisco. ) GRAND street. one of many earliest fantastic residential streets in Pasadena was once Grand street, one block west of South Orange Grove. This view seems to be south less than the Vista del Arroyo lodge. those attractive previous houses have been additionally favourite with pepper bushes, which regrettably prompted rather a lot fall-out in the street that the majority of them needed to be got rid of. (Published by means of Detroit Publishing Co. , Detroit. ) NORTH LOS ROBLES street. Upon leaving Colorado road and going north on Los Robles street, one could see an unfolding scene of good stored rows of modest houses in a truly diversified surroundings from the mansions of Orange Grove road. Pasadena highschool may be visible within the left distance. (Published by way of M. Rieder, la. ) ST. FRANCIS court docket. Flanked by means of huge, immense pepper bushes, the little group of St. Francis courtroom stood at 777 E. Colorado highway from 1909 till 1925. It used to be got rid of to make means for the extension of Oak Knoll north to Union road. (Published via Van Ornum Colorprint, l. a.. ) apartments AND advertisement structures “THE BLOSSOMS,” ORANGE GROVE street. round the flip of the century, Orange Grove street turned the collection position of millionaires, whose based and costly mansions grew to become extra a number of each year.