When I bought this postcard on eBay was only described in the auction “Vintage Colorado Postcard” but, in fact, this is East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena.
Hello folks! I am planning to make more frequent updates for now on. And I’ll start today a new category here called “Vintage Album“, where there is no comparative “Then and Now” but great photos from the past directly from my original archives.
The first photography is from 1958 and features a couple in front of a house, somewhere in California. Unfortunately there is no information about the couple in the picture. The car looks like a 1957 Ford Thunderbird.
It seems a simple and happy life in the suburbs, huh ?
At the first time I saw this slide I was very confused about the right place. I’ve never been in Los Angeles in my life, so I spent around 20 minutes to find the right place of this photo.
Originally it is in color but due the bad conditions of this very old slide I decided to publish it in black and white. The date is december 1952.
You can see in the photo two famous buildings from this area: The Hollywood United Methodist Church in the middle and the Hollywood First National Building at the right side.
And below, the same place from 1952 at Google Street View. I believe the photo above is located in the corner of North Highland Avenue with Sunset Boulevard. Have a look:
The old El Rey Hotel in two views. Constructed in 1923 by the architect Charles F. Whittlesey, during the 80’s the building was transformed into the Weingart Center.
The following photo is from 1951: