Tag Archives: 1910

Sept. 25, 1907: The Melancholy Prizefighter

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Sept. 25, 1907 Los Angeles Meet 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 … Continue reading

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Found on EBay: Justice for the McNamaras

A vendor on EBay has listed one of the buttons that was created by the AFL to protest the trial of the McNamara brothers in the 1910 bombing of the Los Angeles Times. According to some accounts (possibly true, possibly … Continue reading

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Jan. 16 in L.A. History

Jan. 16, 1910: The Times recaps Aviation Week.   A Week of Aviation Triumphs, Jan. 16, 1910 Library Officials May Remove Books on Making Alcohol, Jan. 16, 1920  TV Writers Go on Strike Over Residuals, Jan. 16, 1960 Matt Weinstock, … Continue reading

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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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May 15, 1908

Above, the Wright Bros. suffer a setback due to pilot error. Don’t despair, because in less than two years,  Aviation Week will bring aeroplanes to Rancho Dominguez … Below, crime briefs from "life’s seamy side": James Mulhall, partner in Venice’s … Continue reading

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In which I bring in the expert

Several people have noticed that the postcard of The Times Building in the earlier entry doesn’t show the eagle. So I queried Carolyn Strickler, a friend and former head of The Times History Center. She says the post-bombing structure was … Continue reading

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History on EBay

Although I don’t often post items from EBay, these are exceptional: Two historic postcards of The Times. The first shows the presses. Perhaps regular readers at the Olympic Plant can shed some light on the equipment. (Personal note: The Times … Continue reading

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The vexations of research

  Aug. 18, 1957 Los Angeles Nearly a century ago, Los Angeles had the wisdom and foresight to appoint the first policewoman in the United States–or was she? Alice Stebbins Wells is usually given that distinction today, but the record … Continue reading

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Time warp to 1910

Dec. 10, 1910Los Angeles I came across this article in looking for something else and found it too fascinating not to share. That’s why I love research. Email me

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Literary diversions

On the Fourth of July, 1910, in Reno, Jack Johnson defeated James J. Jeffries to become the first African American heavyweight champion of the world. In 1931, at the age of 53, he was working out every day and spending … Continue reading

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