As we enter this last week of 2016, let's take a look back at what the Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection has been up to during the year.
"Clothes make the man", wrote Mark Twain.
Los Angeles has been a multi-cultural, polyglot city from the earliest times.
The 1984 Olympic Summer Games were a considerable success for the United States as both a host and competitor.
On January 25, 2017, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to give its final approval to the city’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.
The post-War era brought exponential growth to the San Fernando Valley, transforming the region into the quintessential suburbs.
The influence of Latino heritage and culture has long been prevalent in the city of Los Angeles. This includes a history of activism relating to causes at the local, state, national, and international levels.
As a mainstream news outlet in the 20th Century, it's probably not surprising that the Los Angeles Herald Express (later Herald Examiner) newspaper gave little coverage to the LGBTQIA community.
Despite its plain, utilitarian design and basic functions (mainly stop, go and turn) Henry Ford’s Model T was the first automobile the average American could afford, and as more people became drivers, the romance with the car began. The steering wheel became a metaphor for
A funicular railway or incline railway is a short railway located over a steep incline and operates by a cable wire and pulley system in which two tram-like cars on parallel rail tracks almost counter balance each other. As one car goes up, another goes down.