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Gertrude Ross and Anna Ruzena Sprotte Perform in Future Hollywood Bowl, 1920

The first music performance at the future Hollywood Bowl site. Courtesy of California Historical Society & USC Digital Library.

Pianist Gertrude Ross and singer Anna Ruzena Sprotte conducted the first music performance at the site that would become the Hollywood Bowl in 1920. They arranged for the piano and platform to be trucked into the bowl-shaped canyon that was then called Daisy Dell.

First African American Los Angeles Sheriff Deputy Julius Loving

First African American Los Angeles County Deputy, Julius Loving, flanked by two other African American deputies (R.C. Robinson and the other unidentified).
Photo courtesy of UCLA Special Collections, Charles E Young Research Facility.

Appointed in 1899, Julius Loving (center) became the first African American Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy. He also became a jail innovator with a jail store and training and arts programs for inmates.
Aslo see Julius Loving: 1st African American LASD Deputy & Pioneer of Jail Penology: History & Photos (1863-1938).

Los Angeles Grand Central Market Circa 1920

Grand Central Market fruit vendor, 1920s. Photo courtesy of Grand Central Market

Grand Central Market in Downtown Los Angeles celebrated its 100th Birthday, October 2017.

Photo courtesy of the California Historical Society Collection & USC Library

Passengers boarding an electric railcar in Long Beach on opening day for the Pacific Electric Railway, July 4, 1902.

Photo by Russell Lee, 1942, Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress

Because of Executive Order 9066, a Japanese-American family in 1942 waits for a train in Los Angeles to take them to the Manzanar Relocation Center in the Owens Valley.


The entire Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) posing in front of the Old County Courthouse, 1904.
Note Lucy Gray in front (dark dress) with daughter Aletha Gilbert. Matron Gray was the first female LAPD employee who primarily handled female prisoners.
Photo from blog Guardian of Angels-A History of the Los Angeles Police Department by James A. Bultema.


Venice Beach lifeguards and beach-goers, circa 1915-1920.
Photo from George Grantham Bain Collection, courtesy of the Library of Congress.


1935 Dustbowl Oklahomans reach San Fernando, California.
Photo by Dorothea Lange, courtesy of the Library of Congress.


Long Beach State students, as part of the growing Chicano movement or El Movimiento, perform anti-war guerilla street theatre, 1970. Photo by El Teatro Popular de la Vida y Muerte.


One of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department "Night Squads," 1925. These detective units responded to early morning major crimes during the 1920s. Old County Courthouse in background. Photo from Shotgun World.


Los Angeles High School Camera Club, circa 1900. Courtesy of the Security National Bank Collection at the Los Angeles Public Library.


Young hikers (possibly Camp Fire Girls) in Los Angeles area, circa 1915. Photo courtesy of George Grantham Bain Collection & the Library of Congress.

Visit our Historical Timeline of Los Angeles County for more historical images.