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This stereograph was intended to be viewed with a stereoscope that would create an illusion of depth within the image. It appears to have been numbered 3082 and titled "West Lake Park (Winter) Los Angeles, Cal," and was published by Webster & Albee Publishers.
Stereograph
This postcard of LA High was mailed in 1908 and addressed to an Edward Durbin in Santa Monica. According to what was written on the postcard, Edward loved LA High. The text on the postcard reads "High School, Los Angeles, Cal."
According to the information provided on the back, this postcard is a photograph of Westlake Park during a free Sunday concert in 1908. The musical group is performing on a bandstand built in 1896. The text on the image reads "At Westlake Park in Winter, Los Angeles, Cal."
Free Winter Concert at Westlake Park Postcard
This postcard was made in Germany by the Newman Post Card Company of Los Angeles. It appears to be an illustration of people gathered at Westlake Park to watch ducks swimming in a pond. The text on the illustration reads "Westlake Park, Los Angeles, Cal."
Westlake Park Postcard
This postcard, published by Western Publishing & Novelty Co., has an illustration of the Ambassador Hotel. The text on the illustration reads "Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California."
Ambassador Hotel Postcard
This postcard, published by Western Publishing & Novelty Co., has an illustration of the Ambassador Hotel. The text on the border reads "LA-90 The Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California."
Ambassador Hotel Postcard
This postcard, with text that reads "Winter Scene in Westlake Park" was mailed on June 28,1938 to a Mr. and Mrs. John Stevens.
Winter Scene at Westlake Park Postcard
This postcard was published by the Van Ornum Colorprint Co. in Los Angeles and has an illustration of what appears to be a bright summer day at Lincoln Park. The text on the illustration reads "Winter in Lincoln Park"
Winter in Lincoln Park Postcard
This postcard was published by the Newman Post Card Company. The text on the illustration reads "Hollenbeck Park. Los Angeles, Cal."
Hollenbeck Park Postcard
This postcard is an illustration of Westlake Park. The text on the illustration reads "1786 - Lake At Westlake Park, Los Angeles, California."
Lake at Westlake Park Postcard
This postcard is of MacArthur Park in Los Angeles. The despcription on the back describes MacArthur Park as "one of the many lovely parks in the extensive Los Angeles area."
Mac Arthur Park Postcard
The text on this postcard reads "Oil Wells in Los Angeles, Cal."
Oil Wells in Los Angeles, CA Postcard
The text on this postcard reads "In Westlake Park on Chirstmas Day, Los Angeles, Cal."
In Westlake Park on Christmas Day Postcard
The text on this postcard reads "LA-80 Scene On Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California." It was mailed on May 23, 1938 from Indio, California by a "Joe" and is addressed with love to a "Miss Dauline" in Plainfield New Jersey.
Scene on Wilshire Boulevard Postcard
Addressed to a "Miss Antoinette" living in Massachusetts, this postcard explains a friend's new housing situation "near this lovely park." The postcard was mailed sometime in October 1907. The text on the image reads "Westlake Park and Hotel Leighton, Los Angeles, Cal."
Westlake Park and Hotel Leighton
This postcard has text that reads "The La Brea Pits. Hancock Park. Los Angeles. California." Although never mailed, under the postcard's description of the La Brea Pits, an unidentified person has written "there is a history connected with this."
The La Brea Pits Postcard
This postcard has text that reads "1496 Fountain and Boat House, Westlake Park, Los Angeles, California."
Fountain and Boat House, Westlake Park, Los Angeles, California Postcard
This postcard, published by the Benham Indian Trading Company, has an illustration with text that reads "Sunset Park and Wilshire Blvd District. Los Angeles, Cal."
Sunset Park and Whilshire Blvd Postcard
This unused and unmailed postcard is titled "LA-97 - General Douglas MacArthur Park showing Wilshire Boulevard and the Westlake Shopping District." The back describes MacArthur Park as "an interesting 20 acre sunken park" that provides a "direct route to Beverly Hills and the beaches west of Los Angeles."
MacArthur Park Postcard
This unused and unmailed postcard reads "Beautiful Douglas MacArthur Park, Los Angeles, Calif." in black letters above the illustration.
Douglas MacArthur Park Postcard
Mailed in 1928 from Los Angeles, this postcard from "Alma" to "Mrs. J. G. Murray" in Connersville, Indiana, bears news that Mrs. Murray's aunt Amelia is not at all well. The postcard's text reads "LA-120 Scene in Westlake Park, Los Angeles, California."
Scene in Westlake Park Postcard

 

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