Photo Friends of the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) consistently presents engaging programs that highlight photographs from its extensive collection. The latest installment of LAPL’s LA in Focus series is no exception.
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During the course of his long and distinguished career, 19th century landscape photographer Carleton E. Watkins (1829-1916) produced an extraordinary body of work comprised of stereoviews and nearly thirteen hundred “mammoth” (18 x 22 inch) glass-plate negatives. Famous for his images of Yosemite, early San Francisco, New Almaden, Mendocino, and the Sierra Nevada mining regions, he also produced some of the earliest photographs of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles is a city always in flux. Sometimes in what seems like a blink of an eye that familiar building that you passed on your way to work or school is gone, only to be replaced by a new structure, or worse - a parking lot. The same can be said for businesses, which come and go along our commercial corridors and shopping districts on a regular basis.