Los Angeles Railway

1224 on 7th Street

Posted on: December 5, 2012 by Pacific Electric 6 Comments
Ralph Cantos Collection

Ralph Cantos Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines (ex-Los Angeles Railway) car no. 1224 stops for traffic on 7th Street in 1948.

Ralph Cantos Collection

6 Responses

  1. Paul H. Rippens

    December 5, 2012

    War was over and life was good. Men still wore real hats – not ball caps – and women dressed up to go shopping. My how things have changed.

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  2. George J. Gliaudys, Jr.

    December 5, 2012

    Indeed, those were days of America’s strength in its values as reflected in how people lived their daily lives. The clean streets and well-groomed people are pleasant memories today.

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  3. Jon Brier

    December 5, 2012

    Yes, the “well groomed people” moved to the west side for a variety of reasons including transportation, real estate, and white flight. The homeless filled the void downtown, and, you are correct, they are not well groomed.

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  4. Bob Davis

    December 5, 2012

    I see the same flavor of comments regarding photos taken in San Francisco during the same time period.

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  5. Scott Cramolini

    December 10, 2012

    “The Good Old Days” of Los Angeles are gone forever…thank goodness for historical associations like PERyHS that keep the past alive and bring us a smile of good times gone by.

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  6. Steve Crise

    December 10, 2012

    I think the Mobil Oil building in the background of this photo is where Donald Duke worked with his father.

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