The History Committee’s 8th annual Photo Day brought in a treasure trove of visual treats. We received such classic photos as the first day of kindergarten in a brand new dress, birthday parties with balloons, children posed on ponys, school festivals, Civil War veterans, soldiers welcomed home from World War II, and Marines on leave from Vietnam.
Other wonderful photos feature the largest trucking company west of the Mississippi in 1931, an early helicopter, the first female parachutist and wing walker, the founder of Save the Redwood League, the grand opening of Baller Hardware 50 years ago, and a 1905 solar water heater panel.
Long-time local residents shared 85 of their old photographs with LFIA at the Los Feliz Library on December 5.
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Donna Matson dressed in very long leather chaps and cowboy hat for her photo on the pony when the pony man came to visit her Rowena Avenue home.
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