Category Archives: 1907

Architectural Ramblings

Note: This is a repost of a regular feature I did for the 1947project in 2007 in which I tried to find homes listed in The Times’ Sunday real estate section in 1907. Architectural Ramblings was one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — Bonner Fruit Co. Cans San Fernando Valley’s Peaches

The San Fernando Valley has experienced a great evolution over the last several centuries from bucolic fields to economic powerhouse. Quiet and peaceful for years, it served as Southern California’s breadbasket for decades until Angelenos looked to its empty vistas … Continue reading

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Matzo Brawl!

Note: This is a post I wrote in 2006 for the 1947project and I’m reposting it for newer readers. Nov. 29, 1907 Oh Those Shriners: Recall, if you will, the grisly train wreck that killed a large number of Shriners … Continue reading

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Slaughter of the Innocent

Note: This is a post I originally wrote for the 1947project in 2006. Nov. 23, 1907 South Pasadena Warning: This is a grotesque, tragic story with graphic details. Pasadena Detective Wallace H. Copping is investigating the murder of a young … Continue reading

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Fatal Fury

Note: This is a story I originally wrote in 2006 for the 1947project and I’m reposting it for newer readers. Nov. 16, 1907: Mrs. Amanda Cook (she is also identified as Jennie and Mary) came to Los Angeles from Boston … Continue reading

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We Are Revolutionists!

Note: This is a post I wrote in 2006 for the 1947project. Nov. 9, 1907: Local sympathizers, anarchists and socialists are organizing a mass meeting to protest the imprisonment of Ricardo Flores Magon, Librado Rivera, Antonio Villareal and L. Gutierrez … Continue reading

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Roll On, Ugly River

Note: This is a post I originally wrote in 2006 for the 1907 project. Nov. 2, 1907: As part of a new city beautification campaign, Boyle Heights residents have suggested turning the Los Angeles River into a garden spot. The … Continue reading

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The Deadly Inferno

Note: I’m reposting an item for newer readers that I originally wrote in 2006 for the 1947project. Oct. 26, 1907: Two women in the West Adams District were badly burned and expected to die after a bowl of gasoline they … Continue reading

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Curious Dreamer

Note: Here’s an entry I wrote in 2006 for the 1947project. I thought newer readers might enjoy it. Oct. 5, 1907 Los Angeles Hilliard Stricklin is a man with an urgent desire to do something for his fellow African Americans. … Continue reading

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Shriners Gather in L.A.

The 1907 Shriners convention in Los Angeles created a boom market in all sorts of memorabilia: plates, cups and other glassware, plus pins, postcards and lots of trinkets, which were sold and traded, all of which show up regularly on … Continue reading

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L.A. Streetcars — Another Look

March 4, 1907: Los Angeles’ sainted streetcar system has a bad day. Beacon and 6th streets, minus the streetcars, via Google Street View. One of the most deeply held and ardently expressed beliefs about Los Angeles’ past is the shadowy … Continue reading

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Spring Street — 1907

  If this image looking south on Spring Street on this 1907 postcard looks unfamiliar, there’s a reason. Most of the buildings are gone and Spring Street was straightened out to make way for City Hall. The postcard is listed … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – Tattooed Woman

A reprint of a c. 1907 photo of a tattooed woman from the Plaza Gallery in Los Angeles has been listed on EBay. The photo is listed as Buy It Now for $8.99. On the jump, the tattooing craze, from … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – A. Victor Segno

Photo: A. Victor Segno sends out a “success wave” (artist’s concept). A. Victor Segno  is probably our favorite Los Angeles charlatan. He made money by getting people to mail him a dollar a month in return for sending out a … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Felt Lake

Oct. 3, 1907Stanford UniversityChester Silent was among the most promising young men of Delta Tau Delta at Stanford. The son of Judge Charles Silent and prominent in Los Angeles social circles, Silent, 22, had excelled in his studies and upon … Continue reading

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Boy Genius

Nov. 8, 1907Los AngelesMars F. Baumgardt is an interesting young man with an even more interesting project: a radio-controlled boat. Although many students’ projects are on display at the 30th Street School, including those of Mars’ brother Howard, it is … Continue reading

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The Bridge

March 15, 2007South Pasadena Here’s the Gold Line, its passengers mercifully unaware that they are zipping along to Pasadena in the “Gorge of Eternal Peril” beneath “The Bridge of Death.” Here’s a close-up of a patch made to fix one … Continue reading

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In Which a Ghostly Visitor Returns

March 15, 2007Los Angeles “Well, dear boy, I suppose you thought you were through.” “Yes, I did.” “And?” “Good grief! Do you see this bridge over the Gold Line? It looks like it’s held up with hairpins and spit!” “Saliva, … Continue reading

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The Celebrity Inteview

March 14, 1907Los Angeles Harry C. Carr, future author of “Los Angeles: City of Dreams,” visits Fely Dereyne, who is starring in the San Carlo Opera Company’s touring production of “Carmen.” Accompanied by Times artist Harold R. Coffman, who sketched … Continue reading

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Farewell, Faithful Companion

Feb. 12, 1907Whittier Don had rushed up San Juan Hill with the Rough Riders, fearless in the face of enemy fire. But he could not survive a speeding driver on the otherwise placid streets of Whittier. A present from Teddy … Continue reading

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