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Street view looking north on Main Street in downtown Los Angeles, California, as seen presumably from about the intersection with Requena Street (later Market Street) with the three-story Italianate Temple Block building visible in the background at center left next to two buildings of decreasing height that were also part of the Temple Block, with the two-story building at closest left housing the Wells Fargo & Co. Express office. At right, storefront signs can be seen including a sculpture of a boot with the sign "Boots & Shoes" and an obscured sign including the letters "ne Haba." With a horse-drawn wagon, wooden sidewalk, and dirt road visible. "43. Main Street, Los Angeles, Cal." and "Photographed and Published by A.C. Varela, Los Angeles, Cal."--text, printed in margins. "Calle de Main, Ciudad de Los Angeles"--text, handwritten in margin. Title transcribed from item; date devised by cataloger based on period when A.C. Varela was photographing in southern California (see Carl Mautz, Biographies of Western Photographers, 150).