Los Angeles and Environs: 1919. Photograph album measuring 6 ½ x 8 inches with fifty-one photographs, each 4 ⅜ x 2 ⅞ inches. Front page captioned “California 1919 / Flowers / Animals.” Fine condition, no visible flaws. Item #List1319
A visually compelling and very charming relic of early motor tourism, this collection of photographs of the flora and fauna of Southern California was taken by a Michigan photographer, who judging by the quality of the images, was either a professional or a very talented amateur. Most of the images are somewhat formal studies of trees and flowers, some of which have been hand-colored. Other images show the Model T parked precariously in the desert, others show animals at the zoo, one shows the Los Angeles Ostrich Farm opposite Lincoln Park.