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Title
Main Street, Los Angeles, Cal
Creator
Varela, A. C. (Alexander C.), 1839-1915
Date Created and/or Issued
approximately 1878
Contributing Institution
Huntington Library
Collection
Photographs
Rights Information
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Description
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).
Type
Image
Format
image/jpeg
Extent
1 photograph : print ; mount 9 x 17.5 cm
Identifier
photCL_555
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15150coll2/id/17065
Subject
Business districts
Storefronts
Streets
Photographs. (aat)
Stereographs. (aat)
Place
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Source
Photographs, Huntington Digital Library

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