Nice pic Jay! Wow, with all that heavy clothing..i.e. coats, hats, gloves..these folks must be close to heat stroke! Or definitely in need of a shower by the end of the day!
Says July. I would have thought it would be winter! However, sometimes in California it is still cool until July but not that cold! Usually gets warm and stays warm after July 4 until about October. That looks like a major traffic jam.
LIghtweight linen dusters.
Also - folks covered up to avoid sunburn.
They must have stopped for ice cream!
One intersection in the whole town and they create a traffic jam!
I'm guessing here, but I'm going to say that's the intersection of Greenleaf and Hadley Streets.
You're pretty close. The Hotel Greenleaf in the background was at the corner of Greenleaf and Bailey, which makes the foreground Philadelphia St. Unfortunately everything in the area has changed so much it is difficult to tell if any of those old buildings have been remodeled or are completely gone. The various earthquakes we've had since 1912 probably haven't helped any, either.
I googled it out... This photo has some interest of mine. The flag raises some suspicion. This looks like a possible parade. Why the "gents" are wearing long coats and the "madam" are in hats. History doesn't really suggest what was happening other than a proper president was coming to leadership...I want to say a heros welcome for a smaller community...One of theirs was coming back for some reason. Not knowing everything... I would like to think of this as a heros welcome. Too cool....
July = Independence Day. By present day standards, people wore lots of clothes even in hot weather.
Why are some of the cars right hand drive?
Most of those cars look to be pricey rigs. Must be a pretty exclusive tour club. Don
Looks like the start of the SoCal HCCA's Holiday Motor Excursion, which, by the way, is next Saturday! Time to choose a car to bring and make sure it is ready to go!
frt center rambler, roadster behind it 14 overland mod 79, left frt 13 mod 69 overland, next back 09-10 ford tourist. maybe some more overlands, come on help me out here. charley
oops cant be a 14 but it sure looks like one. charley
I know what you mean about the quakes. I was at work that memorable morning on October 1st, 1987.
I was working at the now-gone Northrop B-2 Division in Pico-Rivera. About five miles from the epicenter. That facility was a classified location and the building had no windows except in areas like the cafeteria and the Employment Office (remember those?).
The lights went out, and it seemed like a century before the emergency lights went on. That was the day I really believed I was going to die.
Later on in the month, my then girlfriend, now wife, went up to Uptown Whittier. The damage was unbelievable. Little did we know, the Northridge quake was just a few years away and would make the Whittier quake look like a Jello Jiggler.