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Title
1904 Franklin automobile at Los Angeles Auto Show
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1937
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
This show took place at the Pan Pacific Auditorium.; Pan Pacific Auditorium was located at 7600 Beverly Boulevard in the Fairfax district. Its green and white western-facing 228 foot long facade featured four stylized towers and flagpoles meant to represent upswept aircraft fins above the entrance. Designed by architects Wurdemann & Becket, it was one of America's finest examples of Streamline Moderne architecture. From 1935 to 1972, when it was closed after the Los Angeles Convention Center opened, it held numerous sporting events, rallies, circuses, and car shows. After years of neglect and failed attempts at restoration, the structure was destroyed by fire in 1989. Pan Pacific Park is now located at this site.
Photograph caption dated November 1, 1937 reads, "Mrs. Minnie M. Blandin, 74, who at the turn of the century was vice president of a Wisconsin company that made bodies for 32 makes of 'horseless buggies,' is shown at the wheel of a 1904 model that traveled from San Francisco to New York in 33 days in 1904. She thinks the automobiles are grand."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00105797
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 3537
CARL0005264039
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/31185
Subject
Los Angeles Auto Show
Pan Pacific Auditorium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Franklin Automobile Company
Automobile shows--California--Los Angeles
Antique and classic cars--California--Los Angeles
Franklin automobile
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Signs and signboards--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Auditoriums--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Wurdeman, Walter C
Becket, Welton
Motor Car Dealers Association of Los Angeles

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