Many of you may have old photographs tucked away in shoeboxes in your closet or up in the attic. These are Los Feliz golden moments we want to preserve. Wedding pictures taken at the Mulholland fountain, graduation photos at the Greek Theatre or family snapshots taken in front of your house.
Snow in Los Feliz, ca. 1948 – one of the photos in the LFIA collection, donated by a Los Feliz resident. Won’t you bring us yours, too?
So we can record and document our Los Feliz past, we are asking residents to share their old family and community photographs for the Los Feliz Improvement Association’s Photo Project. LFIA is hosting its annual Photo Day, Saturday, November 1, from 2-5 p.m. at the Los Feliz Library, 1874 Hillhurst Ave.
We will scan your photographs right on the spot—so you don’t have to part with them.
We are primarily looking for photos taken prior to 1980 to show how the community has grown and changed since the early 1900s. We are interested in anything relevant to Los Feliz at the time, buildings, landscapes, landmarks and people.
Where will the collection of photos go? They will be donated to the Los Angeles Public Library’s Photo Archives, and eventually LFIA plans to publish a photo book.
This past spring, LFIA transformed many of the old photos collected to date into a multi-media show called “Snapshots of Los Feliz.” This was shown at the general meeting.
Through these images, we have been able to relive what Los Feliz past was like, for instance, when the hills north of Los Feliz Boulevard were filled with flower nurseries or when GIs’ and their families lived in Quonset huts in Griffith Park after World War II.
The more photos we accumulate, the more photo shows we will be able to produce and share with the community.
So please bring your snapshots of Los Feliz to us on Saturday, November 1. We look forward to seeing you and hearing the history of your photos. Call 323.660.1914 if you have any questions. Come celebrate Los Feliz together!9/22/08 Marian Dodge