More than 10,000 nitrate negative images are now available online through the generous support of Arcadia — photographs that document Southern California history and culture during the city’s early modern years, including its architecture, design, commerce, civic activities, fashions, and notable people and events. Due to the volatile and unstable condition of nitrate film, these resources were in effect unavailable to users until now.
From sources as varied as newspapers, a commercial photographer, a landscape architect, and a fashion editor these images collectively present a broad resource about Southern California history from the early 1920’s through the 1930’s.
The 10,000th image cataloged is…
Other photographs from the nitrate collections share in the celebration…
And we’re smiling too, because thousands more images will be released over the next few months! You can find all of these collections online here.
Claudia Horning, Martha Steele, and Becky Spiro
UCLA Library Cataloging and Metadata Center