Category Archives: 1910

Times Building Bombed by Labor Radicals – 1910

A photograph showing the bombed-out ruins of the Los Angeles Times Building has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $5. By the way, I am tardy in writing about Lew Irwin’s book on The Times bombing. Lew is a … Continue reading

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D.W. Griffith Before Hollywood

Note: Gary Martin, one of the Daily Mirror regulars, attended a special showing at the Neversink Valley Museum of History and Innovation of early D.W. Griffith films in 1909-10 shot at Cuddeback, N.Y., and files a guest post for all … Continue reading

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Women’s History — Gertrude S. Reynolds McMullen

This postcard of the Southwest Turquoise Co., 113 N. Broadway, has been listed on EBay. The shop would have been roughly across the street from the old Times Building at 1st and Broadway. Bidding on the postcard starts at $8. … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – 1910 Aviation Meet

This postcard of the 1910 Aviation Meet – showing a photograph by C.C. Pierce — has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $19.99. Notice that even though airplanes received most of the attention, gas balloons also took part in … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – Harrison Gray Otis

An interesting bit of Los Angeles Times memorabilia has turned up on EBay. This is a Sept. 4, 1911, letter from Harrison Gray Otis (notice that he didn’t use his military title) to Drayton Pitts, acknowledging the receipt of a … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – ‘Justice for the McNamaras’

A “Justice for the McNamaras” pin, referring to the 1911 trial of the McNamara brothers in the 1910 bombings of the Times Building and the Llewellyn Iron Works, has been listed on EBay.  Bidding on this button starts at $24.99.

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Found on EBay – 1910 Times Bombing

W.W. Robinson is probably my favorite Los Angeles historian. He isn’t as flashy as some writers but he is scrupulously accurate – and that counts for a lot. “Bombs and Bribery” is a small volume on the 1910 Times bombing … Continue reading

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‘A Terrible Roar,’ Oct. 1, 1910

Courtesy of University of Southern California, on behalf of the USC Special Collections. Oct. 1, 1910: The Times Building in flames, as seen from Broadway just south of First Street. Notice The Times Eagle outlined by the fire. El Alisal, … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions: Lunch With the Daily Mirror

Photo: Monument to Eliza A. Otis, 1833 – 1904, wife of Gen. Harrison Gray Otis, Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Credit: Larry Harnisch/LADailyMirror.com Karie Bible has agreed to give the Daily Mirror’s Brain Trust a tour of Hollywood Forever Cemetery on a … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – C.C. Pierce Photos of 1910 Aviation Meet

Four postcards of the January 1910 Aviation Meet in Los Angeles, taken by the C.C. Pierce studio, have been listed on EBay. The meet was held at Dominguez Field and is one of the major events in the history of … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – Mullen & Bluett

This postcard showing the new building of Mullen & Bluett (d. 1969) which became Grodins (d. 1972) has been listed on EBay. And here’s the building as shown on Google map’s street view. Bidding on the postcard starts at 99 … Continue reading

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Broadway Revisited

I got this postcard on EBay because the details are sharp and it shows The Times Building before it was blown up in 1910. The picture was most likely taken from the beautiful old courthouse farther north on Broadway that … Continue reading

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Architectural Rambling

One of the more prolific architects in early 20th century Los Angeles was Arthur S. Heineman, who designed this home for E.A. Webber at 2248 4th Ave. in West Adams Heights, as shown in The Times.  This Heineman home at … Continue reading

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Craftsman Decor

I suppose it seems as though I spend lots of time on EBay – the answer is yes and no. This postcard, showing the interior of 118 W. Avenue 44, Los Angeles,  (dated 1910) has been listed on EBay. It … Continue reading

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Random Shots From Our 12-Bore

March 9, 1907Los Angeles The Insanity Begins Led by I. Newerf and J.B. Dudley, the automobile owners of Los Angeles are fighting a new city ordinance that bans parking within 40 of downtown intersections. Newerf, the West Coast representative of … Continue reading

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Where Children Played

Dec.12, 1907Los AngelesIn the gritty, industrial heart of the 8th Ward at Holly Street and St. John, officials are planning a large recreation facility “as an oasis in the wilderness,” The Times says. The building, designed by the firm of … Continue reading

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Who Are Those Guys?

Nov. 27, 1907Los Angeles A shadowy, global conspiracy of anarchists is being described in the trial of revolutionaries Ricardo Flores Magon, Antonio Villareal and Librado Rivera in federal court. The fourth defendant, L. Gutierrez De Lara, was charged separately with … Continue reading

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The Melancholy Prizefighter

Sept. 25, 1907Los AngelesMeet Joe Gans, a boxer whose name once echoed among fans of the ring now buried in the dusts of sporting history. Gans may well have been one of the finest fighters whoever lived—among sportswriters, he inspired … Continue reading

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When Knighthood Was in Flower

Los Angeles theatergoers are transfixed by the new production of “When Knighthood Was in Flower,” Paul Kester’s adaptation of Charles Major’s 1898 novel, forming a mile-long line to buy tickets at Morosco’s Burbank Theater at Main and 6th St.One reason … Continue reading

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Bright Young Faces

“Who was the first man?” asked the teacher of an American boy.“Washington,” was the reply. He was reminded of Adam and observed: “Yes, if you count foreigners.”Henrietta B. Freeman paid a call on a schoolroom somewhere in Los Angeles in … Continue reading

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