The Sidewalk in Front of Perino’s, 1936

“What Do We See When We Look at L.A.? The Swells on Wilshire Boulevard in 1936”
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The Great Depression did not mean that people stopped living or having fun, and these 1936 Wilshire sidewalk shots uncovered by KCET’s D.J. Waldie at his SoCalFocus blog are poignant reminders.

The photos are from USC Digital Archive’s collection of “Dick” Whittington’s study, and based on the content they look like they were done as part of a job for Perino’s.

Perino's 1936

Pop on over to Waldie’s blog for more, or, better yet, to Ryerson’s  posts on the forum Noirish Los Angeles.

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Author: David Wolf

An adviser to corporations and organizations on strategy, communications, and public affairs, David Wolf has been working and living in Beijing since 1995, and now divides his time between China and California. He also serves as a policy and industry analyst focused on innovative and creative industries, a futurist, and an amateur historian.

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