Tag Archives: 1909

A Bad Way With Horses

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Nov. 12, 1907 Los Angeles Half a block from his home at 1131 Westlake, John P. Shumway Jr. was badly injured when the carriage he was driving collided with the 11th Street … Continue reading

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Finds ‘Husband’ Is Woman, 1909

In light of the Supreme Court ruling, here are some posts from the old Daily Mirror blog. Clerk Refuses to Marry Chinese Man to White Girl, July 11, 1899. Finds Husband Is a Woman, Nov. 15, 1909 Christine Jorgensen Tries … 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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Cafe Bristol – Downtown Los Angeles

I came across another program from the Mason Opera House listed on EBay, this one from 1909. Here’s an ad for the Cafe Bristol, which was in the basement of the Hellman Building at 4th and Spring. It’s listed as … 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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June 17, 1908

Alas, I can’t find any photos of the original Thomas taxicabs that debuted in Los Angeles in 1908. The Western Motor Car Co. put this Chalmers-Detroit into service in Los Angeles in 1909. ere we have a truly historic moment: … Continue reading

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May 14, 1909

Above, the drama of daily life in early 20th century Los Angeles. Please point out this story to anyone who thinks the past was a "kinder, simpler time." Below, the attempted rape of 13-year-old Neruda Nielson after she got off … Continue reading

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Theater raided

  May 17, 1929 Los Angeles While I’m on Main Street: Twenty years after it was built in 1909, the Wonderland Theater, 315 S. Main, was repeatedly in trouble with the law for showing indecent movies. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to … Continue reading

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