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Matthews & Wamsley, Glendora post office
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1900
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger.; Photo reproduced by Zephyr.
Glendora was founded on April 1, 1887 by George D. Whitcomb and was officially incorporated as a City in 1911. In the mid-1930s, nearly all of the city's 4,500 acres of land were cultivated for citrus fruit; by the late 1950s agriculture had given way to large-scale residential development. As of 2006, population of the city known as the "Pride of the Foothills" was estimated at 51,608.
A few men standing on the southwest corner of Glendora and Meda Avenues appear to be looking toward the photographer. An automobile, possibly an early Model T Ford, is parked along the sidewalk in front of the red brick building where the Matthews & Wamsley General Store and Glendora post office (both pictured) were located. Photo circa 1900.
1 photographic print :b&w ;13 x 18 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Glendora-Shops and stores
Matthews & Wamsley (Glendora, Calif.)
Post office buildings--California--Glendora
Stores & shops--California--Glendora
Grocery trade--California--Glendora
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Glendora (Calif.)
Time Period

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