Reseda Boulevard looking north, one block south of Sherman Way, circa 1954. California Bank building is on southwest corner of Reseda Boulevard and Sherman Way and is still standing today. American flag on right is above Reseda Post Office. Gas pumps in lower right belong to Atlantic Richfield gas station. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
This image is widely considered the earliest-known photograph of Los Angeles. Courtesy of the Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center.
This photo of the Los Angeles River between Lindley Avenue and Reseda Blvd., just North of Victory Blvd., in the San Fernando Valley, was taken by Homer Halverson as part of his work with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, January 1955. Homer Halverson Collection. Water Works - Documenting Water History in Los Angeles.
This is the earliest photograph of a major fire in Los Angeles and possibly the earliest photo of the newly formed Los Angeles Fire Department in action. Source: LAPL "At 10 o'clock Monday morning, December 16, 1887, fire broke out in the renowned Belmont Hotel, a famous resort atop Bunker Hill at the end of the Second Street cable car line. In less than 2 hours the structure was gone.