LACHS Photo Database


The Los Angeles City Historical Society has created a new website that offers selected historical photographs from the Los Angeles City Archives. Viewers can search by community name, such as Chinatown, Venice, Westwood, or Downtown Los Angeles. One can also search by subject, such as bridges, streets, dates, and/or other specific topics. One can also select Random Images and scroll through the images. If one clicks on the ID number, the complete record will appear, and the viewer can also click on the image to see a larger copy.

The website was created and curated by LACHS member and newsletter editor Anna Sklar with a grant from the John Randolph Haynes Foundation. This is a work in progress with 675 images uploaded to date.