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Young Japanese girls brave the early morning rain to bid farewell to friends leaving for Manzanar relocation camp

There and Back: Los Angeles Japanese and Executive Order 9066

May 01, 2018

In the spring of 1942, the City of Los Angeles experienced a population exodus triggered by a presidential executive order. Images in the Los Angeles Public Library's Herald Examiner Collection and Shades of L.A.


Women taking a photograph

The Eye and the Image: Women Photographers of Los Angeles

March 02, 2018

As March is Women’s History Month, it is only appropriate to celebrate some of the women who helped document Los Angeles – big events and small moments – for all to see.


Bugsy Siegel and attorneys

A Quiet Evening with a Quick Death — The Demise of Bugsy Siegel

July 21, 2017

On June 20, 1947, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel, the East Coast mobster who had relocated to and prospered in Los Angeles and was now intent on building up Las Vegas, sat in his girlfriend’s living room in Beverly Hills.


A boy drives a golf cart decorated for a Fourth of July parade in San Pedro.

Go Forth and Celebrate the Fourth!

June 30, 2017

The Fourth of July is a time when Americans remember their history, look toward the future, and celebrate the present.


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