back in time, 1902 LA
On Feb. 15, 1953, The Times published this reader-submitted 1902 photo of downtown Los Angeles. The first few paragraphs of the accompanying story:

Downtown Los Angeles of 51 years ago–an era when a four-story building ranked as a skyscraper–is illustrated in a photograph received yesterday by The Times.

Mrs. Glenn Randolph Schreiner of Indianapolis, sent it after reading a copy of the Times Midwinter Edition.
“Looking at the pictures of your beautiful modern buildings,” Mrs. Schreiner wrote,”I remembered a picture mailed to me years ago by an uncle who was working in your city at the time.”

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