Database name: Los Angeles Public Library Images
Description: The Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection emphasizes the history of Los Angeles, Southern California, and California. This Internet-accessible collection is one of the treasures of the Central Library.
The collection itself is not available for physical browsing in person.
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Photo Collection Overview

L.A. in Focus Videos
Shades of L.A. Oral Histories
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