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Maya Peterpaul, Librarian, Business & Economics Department


Advertisement from the Los Angeles City Directory, 1918, LAPL City and Street Directories Collection

Looking at Art: The Art of Advertising in Vintage California Business Directories

May 15, 2024

Vintage city directories contained alphabetized lists of the names of residents and their street addresses (if they existed). Additional information could include their occupation, spouse, property ownership, and, in certain instances, after 1879—telephone numbers.


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