Promoting Los Angles at the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition
This is a fantastic pamphlet detailing Los Angeles during the 1910s. The booklet, replete with many photographs and descriptions, painting a marvelous picture of the region as it lay a more than century ago. This is the twenty-seventh edition of this work designed to attract tourists and potential residents to Los Angeles.
The work contains a map entitled The Greatest Interurban System in the United States Operating More Cars than Any Five Cities Combined, The Pacific Electric. The map shows railroads, roads, and a great number of towns and cities. It is already evident which neighborhoods will become important due to their location at important junctions, Culver City, Inglewood, and Pasadena are some of these.
An additional map shows Los Angeles County, with both Steam and Electric Railroads marked. The City of Los Angeles stretches down a narrow corridor to San Pedro, where it reaches the ocean. Angeles and Santa Barbara National Forests are marked with nice detail in the mountains. The verso shows a map of all of Southern California.
The Harry Ellington Brook pamphlets were issued in dozens of editions, with changes throughout. Taken together they chart the early growth of the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
In all, this is a great vintage pamphlet detailing life in Los Angeles as it was more than a century ago.