45 Vintage Photos of California in the Late 1940s

California is a state in the Western United States. California borders Oregon to the north, Nevada and Arizona to the east, and the Mexican state of Baja California to the south. With over 39.5 million residents across a total area of approximately 163,696 square miles (423,970 km2), it is the most populous and the third-largestContinue reading “45 Vintage Photos of California in the Late 1940s”

56 Vintage Photos of California During the Early 20th Century

California is a state in the Western United States. California borders Oregon to the north, Nevada and Arizona to the east, and the Mexican state of Baja California to the south. With over 39.5 million residents across a total area of approximately 163,696 square miles (423,970 km2), it is the most populous and the third-largestContinue reading “56 Vintage Photos of California During the Early 20th Century”

64 Incredible Vintage Photos of Disneyland in the 1950s

The Disneyland Park, originally Disneyland, is the first of two theme parks built at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, opened on July 17, 1955. It is the only theme park designed and built to completion under the direct supervision of Walt Disney. It was originally the only attraction on the property; its official nameContinue reading “64 Incredible Vintage Photos of Disneyland in the 1950s”

61 Vintage Photos of Life in Los Angeles during the 1930s

Los Angeles, often spoken and written as its initialism, L.A., is the largest city in California. With a 2020 population of 3,898,747, it is the second-largest city in the United States, after New York City, and the third-largest city in North America, after Mexico City and New York City. Los Angeles is known for itsContinue reading “61 Vintage Photos of Life in Los Angeles during the 1930s”

43 Amazing Photos Showing Los Angeles During the Prohibition Era of the 1920s & Early 1930s

Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages from 1920 to 1933. Prohibitionists first attempted to end the trade in alcoholic drinks during the 19th century. Led by pietistic Protestants, they aimed to heal what they saw as an ill society beset byContinue reading “43 Amazing Photos Showing Los Angeles During the Prohibition Era of the 1920s & Early 1930s”

29 Vintage Color Photos of San Francisco during the 1940s and 1950s

San Francisco was founded on June 29, 1776, when colonists from Spain established the Presidio of San Francisco at the Golden Gate and Mission San Francisco de Asís a few miles away, both named for Francis of Assisi. The California Gold Rush of 1849 brought rapid growth, making it the largest city on the WestContinue reading “29 Vintage Color Photos of San Francisco during the 1940s and 1950s”

30 Vintage Photos of Ostrich Farms in Southern California During the Early 20th Century

In the late 19th-century, tourists flocked to Southern California’s ostrich farms to gawk at the ungainly birds. Ostriches arrived in Southern California in 1883 when an English naturalist named Charles Sketchley opened a farm devoted to the tall, flightless birds near Anaheim, in what is today Buena Park. Sketchley’s investors, who included developer Gaylord WilshireContinue reading “30 Vintage Photos of Ostrich Farms in Southern California During the Early 20th Century”

34 Fantastic Vintage Photographs of Roller Skaters at Venice Beach, California in 1979

Roller skating has and always will be an all-time favorite activity to do while visiting Venice Beach. Here’s a collection of 34 interesting vintage photographs of roller skater girls skating at Ocean Front Walk, California in 1979.