Thursday, April 16, 2020

56 Vintage Photos of California During the Early 20th Century




Looking north on Broadway from near 3rd Street showing streetcars, Los Angeles, California, 1900




The beach and Cliff House in San Francisco, California, 1902



Osen and Hunt Auto Factory, San Jose, California, 1900



Hotel Virginia in Long Beach, California, 1905




San Francisco, California, 1906




Downtown Los Angeles on Spring and First Street as it looked in the early 1900s.




Huntington Beach Pier, 1910.




Seal Beach Amusement Park, 1919.




A streetcar in San Diego in 1915 on 5th and Broadway.




Catalina Island in the early 1900s.




The view of the Redondo Beach pier and pavilion, 1915.




Venice, CA in 1913 on Windward Avenue. The banner is announcing a game between the Chicago White Sox and Venice Tigers.




Town of Avalon on Santa Catalina Island with new Metropole Hotel and Grand View Hotel, 1905




Venice Beach Amusement Park in the early 1900s.




Santa Barbara in the early 1900s. A view of the downtown area on State Street is pictured here.




Santa Monica in the early 1900s on 3rd and Broadway. The Bank Building is pictured here.




Ruins of City Hall after the earthquake in San Francisco, California, 1906




View of North Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley from the Santa Monica Mountains, 1909. 




View of Hollywood in 1905, looking west by southwest from Laughlin Park.




Highland and Franklin in Hollywood, 1903.




Glendale as it looked in 1915 on Brand Boulevard.




San Pedro in 1907 on a commercial stretch of Beacon Street between 5th and 6th Street.




Highland Avenue north of Hollywood Boulevard, 1906. 




Rural East Hollywood, 1905.




Long Beach Pike, 1915




 Long Beach Pier, 1905




A glimpse of Santa Ana circa 1910 at Fourth Street and Main during the Ringling Bros. Circus parade.




Sunset Boulevard and Crescent Drive, 1911. 




The Cahuenga Valley from Normandie and Melrose, 1900.




Cabbage packing industry near the Whittier Brick Company, California in 1910




Horses and carriages on the beach near the Long Beach Pier, 1900.




Visitors to Long Beach model their bathing suits, 1910.




The Fresno Brewing Company in 1913.




A Santa Monica beach scene in the early 1900s at the North Beach Bath House.




Sunbathing at Long Beach in front of the Bath House wearing suits, dresses and hats! 1900s




By the Long Beach Bath House, 1906




El Centenario Cafe, Los Angeles, early 1900s




Huge crowds surround the All Night And Day Bank on the corner of Spring Street and Sixth Street, Los Angeles, 1910




The rock quarry at Folsom State Penitentiary, California, 1910




Avalon Bay, California, 1910.




First National Bank, corner of Greenleaf and Philadelphia in Whittier, California, 1907




Ostrich at Cawston Ostrich Farm in South Pasadena, California, 1910s




In the Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, 1900




Market Street and Palace Hotel, San Francisco, 1900




A day's catch at Big Lagoon, California, 1908




Pedestrians on Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 1905




Maypole dance at Mills College in Oakland, 1910




View of the pier and pavillion at Redondo Beach, 1915




 The corner of Olive and 5th Streets, downtown L.A. in 1910.




Panoramic view of Avalon Harbor, showing steamboat at center of harbor, Santa Catalina Island, 1910




Panoramic view of Avalon Harbor from the north, showing boats in the harbor, Santa Catalina Island, 1900




Pasadena, looking north along Fair Oaks Avenue from Colorado Street, 1910




Fair Oaks Avenue looking south from Colorado Boulevard. Pasadena, 1903




Bathers at Long Beach, 1910




Ocean Park Beach in Santa Monica, 1914




Long Beach, 1919























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