WILLIAM REAGH: Los Angeles – “Untenanted Shop with bills” (1968)

…0 SHARES Facebook Twitter Exterior view of an untenanted shop covered with election posters circa 1968. The address is 1255 of an unidentified street. A former tenant was Limbs by Woodall, sold wholesale and retail by Carl Woodall and made entirely of wood. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library…

WILLIAM REAGH: Los Angeles – “Holly Hotel” (1960)

…0 SHARES Facebook Twitter Exterior view of older apartment buildings at 330 South Spring Street, housing street-level retail stores and apartments above in Holly Hotel, in 1960. Included are Vost Leather Co.and Pioneer Dairy Lunch. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library…

WILLIAM REAGH COLLECTION: “Varney Bungalow” (1965)

…0 SHARES Facebook Twitter Exterior front view of the small two-story Varney bungalow, located on 3rd Street near Grand Avenue, in 1965. Cars are parked in the foreground. Mr. Varney had a shoe repair shop on 7th Street. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library…

WILLIAM REAGH: Los Angeles – “East 6th St” (1972)

…0 SHARES Facebook Twitter A 1972 view of a book-and-magazine shop and a restaurant at 109, probably on East 6th Street. The shop also featured art photos and nude movies. Both had neon signs. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library…

WILLIAM REAGH COLLECTION: “Le Sex Shoppe” (1977)

…0 SHARES Facebook Twitter View of Le Sex Shoppe located at 5507 Hollywood Boulevard and Western Avenue. The storefront is completely covered with marquees and painted advertisements that read: “Books. Magazines. Film. Adult. General”; “Open 24 hrs. Books for all”; “Le Sex Shoppe”; “Adult marital aids. Novelties”; “Movie arcade .25 cents”, etc. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library…

WILLIAM REAGH: Los Angeles – “2nd Street Shops” (1977)

…0 SHARES Facebook Twitter Exterior view of shops from 318 to 324 West 2nd Street in 1977, with apartments above. Included are Abbey Chapel-Weddings; Gayne’s Place; and Civic Cleaners. Cars are parked on the street. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library…

CALIFORNIA COLLECTION: Civil Rights – “Outcasts! The Story of America’s Treatment of Her Japanese-American Minority”

…he determination of the Caucasians to keep their blood white.” This group feels that “a grave mistake was the granting of citizenship to the Negroes after the Civil War.” In Brothers Under the Skin, Carey McWilliams shows that anti-Japanese feeling on the Pacific Coast was but one part of a racial prejudice that opposed every non-white group that tried to come into the area. McWilliams links this prejudice with discrimination…

KENTUCKY COLLECTION: “Jilson Setters” (1920’s)

…0 SHARES Facebook Twitter Annabel Morris and Jean Thomas (wearing tam) stand behind fiddler Jilson Setters (a pseudonym for James William (J.W.) Day, 1860-1942). Item no. 1979.33.0310 in the Jean Thomas, The Traipsin’ Woman, Collection, University of Louisville Photographic Archives….

PHILADELPHIA COLLECTION: “Byberry Hospital for Mental Diseases – Mental Patients”

…the top problem. Reports of patient abuse were still rampant through the 1980s. One patient had reported that one of his teeth was pulled without Novocaine.[citation needed] Another famous story of patient abuse was that of William Kirsch in 1987, who was shackled to a bed for 14 months. A female patient was murdered by another psychiatric patient, Charles Gable, who then dismembered her body; parts of her body were found in several places upon…

DOCUMERICA – "A Short History"

…the EPA inititated Project Documerica to document the successes and failures of the EPA in battling environmental degradation. “EPA has a clear mandate to arrest pollution and to help improve the American environment,” said William D. Ruckelshaus, head of the EPA, in a 1971 press release. “We are working toward a new environmental ethic in this decade which will bring profound change in how we live, and in how we provide for future generations….

RELIGION COLLECTION: “Evangelist Billy Sunday” (1936)

0 SHARES Facebook Twitter William Ashley “Billy” Sunday (November 19, 1862 – November 6, 1935) was an American athlete who, after being a popular outfielder in baseball’s National League during the 1880s, became the most celebrated and influential American evangelist during the first two decades of the 20th century. Born into poverty in Iowa, Sunday spent some years at the Iowa Soldiers’ Orphans’ Home before…