Painted columns along a sidewalk, Venice, Calif., ca. 1973

Searching the USC digital archives for photos of Venice, I found this in the collection called “Robin Dunitz Slides of Los Angeles Murals, 1925-2002.” It’s a great view from in front of what’s now Menotti’s Cafe on Windward. Based on the striped column, it looks like there was once a barber shop there. What’s now Collage Cafe once… Read More Painted columns along a sidewalk, Venice, Calif., ca. 1973

Venice Beach, 1940

As I’ve mentioned before, one can spend quite a bit of time lost in the digitized photography archives hosted by the digital library at the University of Southern California. It’s the single best resource I’ve found for large- and medium- format Los Angeles photography. Wherever possible, I try to look for ways to group photographs together. I… Read More Venice Beach, 1940