California Historic photos, documents, and people

May, 1915

Newsgirl about 11 years old, with a single paper making a begging and sight seeing trip through the business section. See California report. Location: Los Angeles, California /

May, 1915

9 year old newsboy selling near Southern Pacific Depot. A negro bystander said: "He's de boss fighter of 5th Street." See California report. Location: Los Angeles, California /

October, 1942

A scale wind tunnel model of North American Aviation's P-51 fighter is prepared by two model shop employees before another test is made to determine its flight characteristics. All measurements on thes

October, 1942

Wood wheels are placed on fighters as they move down the assembly line and onto the flight ramp. When the ships are ready for flight, rubber wheels are attached, and the wood goes back to the assembly

October, 1942

A painter on the flight ramp marks off the transparent enclosure on a North American B-25 bomber before adding the camouflage paint of the United States Army Air Force. Windows covered with brown paper

February, 1939

Camped on the flat. Family with five children, left their home in Texas in September 1938. They picked their way across the country in Texas and Arizona cotton. They had just entered California the nig

September, 1939

California State Employment Service office. Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California. This office is 500 yards from potato pickers camp. This office made 2,452 individual placements to growers in five wee

September, 1939

Part of family come for work in potatoes. Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California. Left their home in Turkey, Texas, November, 1938. Picked cotton in Arizona till March. Picked fruit in Oregon till June.

May, 1939

Tulare County, California. Farm Security Administration (FSA) camp for migratory agricultural workers at Farmersville. Nurse of Agricultural Workers' Health and Medical Association (FSA) is assigned to