1224 on 7th Street

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

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  • Paul H. Rippens
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    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.

  • George J. Gliaudys, Jr.
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    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.

  • Jon Brier
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    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.

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

  • Scott Cramolini
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    “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.

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

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