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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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SoCal Cruisin': 1969

SoCal Cruisin': 1969

Los Angeles Palm Springs from my first trip to Southern California in March 1969 as a teenager. I took this squatting in the street for visual effect with a Pentax 35mm SLR. Lots of 1960s (and classic 1950s) iron to enjoy, but darned if I remember what street this is! View full size.

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Palm Springs It Is

You are correct! I traveled to Palm Springs and took the tramway to the mountain top. I previously posted a shot of the parking lot there overlooking Palm Springs with a lot full of Corvettes. I also posted a shot of the then-new Boeing 737 at the John Wayne airport in "Air California" livery before a flight to San Francisco (that was the cryptic "New Boeing 737 - 1969" reference in my text).

Palm Springs?

Someone linked this to a Facebook California history group where several people have said this is in Palm Springs, specifically on Palm Canyon Drive. That street, which today is also three lanes one way, intersects with Amado Road, which appears to be what the green street sign at the left reads. Did you go to Palm Springs on this trip?

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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