Charles C. Pierce (1861-1946) was a pioneer Los Angeles photographer. He came to Los Angeles in 1886 from Chicago because of his health and remained until his death in 1946. Along with two other photographers who accompanied him, he began to document the people and architecture of the area. Collection consists of historic negatives and prints. Most are of Southern California scenes; Los Angeles is well represented with views of downtown streets, commercial and civic buildings, and residential areas.
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