Back in the late ‘90s, a group of enthusiastic and energetic LFIA volunteers came up with the cool idea of collecting photos from the community.  They realized the best way to preserve and document the rich history of Los Feliz was through photographs.

These volunteers got their inspiration for our Los Feliz-centric Photo Archives from the Los Angeles Public Library’s “Shades of LA” campaign.  Our very first Photo Day was held with the John Marshall High School Alumni Assn.  Subsequent Photo Days have been hosted at the Los Feliz Library.  Residents were invited to bring their photos in and have them scanned and returned on the spot. 

Over the past two decades, LFIA has continued to collect archival photos depicting past and present life in Los Feliz.   The Archives now contain hundreds of images reflecting the heart and soul of Los Feliz, from festive family gatherings to military veterans who have served their country to high school graduations and proms.

The following photos are divided by decades. Enjoy browsing the LFIA Photo Archives. For inquiries on how to donate a photo, email photoday@lfia.org

  • Historic Photo Archives

Up to 1899

1900-1909

1910-1919

1920-1929

1930-1939

1940-1949

1950-1959

1960-1969

1970-1979

1980-1989

1990-1999

2000-2009

2010-2019

2020 and Up