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Through the Viewfinder: Highland Park, Los Angeles, 1908

by Paul R. Spitzzeri The last entry in the “Through the Viewfinder” series of posts looked at bucolic, rural Hollywood (or, Colegrove) in the twilight years of the 19th century. … Continue reading

June 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

At Our Leisure: The First Day of Summer at Ocean Park at Santa Monica, 1928

by Paul R. Spitzzeri Here it is, the 21st of June and the official first day of summer.  For many of us sweltering in the inland valleys with the heat … Continue reading

June 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Time Capsule Tuesday: City of Industry 60th Anniversary Art Contest Elementary Level Winner Arthur Lin

by Paul R. Spitzzeri As part of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the City of Industry’s incorporation, which took place on 18 June 1957, the City sponsored an … Continue reading

June 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Portrait Gallery: Los Angeles Firefighter George Cornelson, ca. 1900s

by Paul R. Spitzzeri Among the many portrait photographs in the Homestead’s collection, among the most interesting are vocational ones, which show the subjects in clothing or with some other … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Read All About It: “Quarterly Tybaca Magazine,” Los Angeles, July 1910

by Paul R. Spitzzeri Los Angeles certainly has had more than its fair share of curious characters in its history and today’s “Read All About It” entry features a true … Continue reading

June 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Volunteer Spotlight: Anne Parker

by Steven Dugan This month’s Staff Spotlight shines on Homestead docent Anne Parker. Anne’s introduction to the museum occurred during the 1960s; long before the museum opened in 1981. Even … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Time Capsule Tuesday: A Photo of the Homestead, La Puente and the Future City of Industry, circa 1940

by Paul R. Spitzzeri This week’s installment of “Time Capsule Tuesday” highlights another great photograph showing areas of what became the City of Industry, this one dating to about 1940. … Continue reading

June 13, 2017 · 2 Comments