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Title
The Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles, Cal
Creator
Unknown
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1910
Publication Information
Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University
M. Rieder
Contributing Institution
Loyola Marymount University, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library
Collection
Changing Face of Southern California
Rights Information
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Description
Interior view of exhibition room at the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, displaying arts and crafts, plants, fruits, and an elephant.
Los Angeles experienced dramatic population losses during the late 1880s, which generated detrimental economic effects. The idea of the Chamber of Commerce was conceived and executed by a group of business men to promote the area's products. The founding officers were Maj. Edward W. Jones, William W. Workman, Col. Harrison G. Otis, Samuel B. Lewis, J.I. Redick and Thomas A. Lewis. To attract Midwestern farmers to Los Angeles, the chamber undertook an expedition called “California on Wheels.” and visited towns in the Midwest and South with a railroad car outfitted with agricultural products. Frank Wiggins planned the idea to feature California agricultural products at national and international exhibitions. Displays like the elephant showcased that Southern California offered a variety of marketable items.
Type
image
Format
1 postcard : Color ; 9 x 14 cm
Identifier
post_00276
http://digitalcollections.lmu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/chgface/id/739
Language
English
Subject
Merchandise displays--California--Los Angeles
Public buildings--California--Los Angeles
Chambers of commerce--California--Los Angeles
Commerce--California--Los Angele
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Source
Werner von Boltenstern Postcard Collection

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