The Homestead Blog

Sharing the History of the Jenkins Brothers in Newhall

by Paul R. Spitzzeri This afternoon, I took part in an interesting presentation at the Newhall public library in Santa Clarita, sponsored by the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society and … Continue reading

August 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Wo/Men at Work in a Diamond Walnuts Packing House, 1920s

by Paul R. Spitzzeri The orange may have been the dominant agricultural product of greater Los Angeles for many decades from the late 19th to the mid 20th centuries, but … Continue reading

August 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Getting Schooled at L.A. High, ca. late 1870s

by Paul R. Spitzzeri By now, many schools have started their 2016-17 year in greater Los Angeles, so this seems like an opportune time to showcase another excellent photograph from … Continue reading

August 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

From Point A to Point B in a Chrysler 65 Sedan, Los Angeles, 1929

by Paul R. Spitzzeri As noted in the No Place Like Home series of posts on this blog, for many people through the 1920s their two most prized material possessions … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

At Our Leisure on Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, ca. 1900

by Paul R. Spitzzeri School’s back for most students, Labor Day’s just around the corner, and that means summer, though not technically over for almost another month, is basically coming … Continue reading

August 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

All Over the Map: Greater Los Angeles in 1872

by Paul R. Spitzzeri One of the most interesting documentary sources available are maps, the best of which show in scale, proportion and, sometimes, beauty, geographical locations that can help … Continue reading

August 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

No Place Like Home in South Los Angeles, ca. 1900s

by Paul R. Spitzzeri Invariably, when people had professional or personal photographs taken up to 1930 (the end of the Homestead’s interpretive period), there were often two typically common images … Continue reading

August 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

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