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Image of Santa Monica City Hall, Fourth St. and Oregon Blvd. - early 1900s

Santa Monica City Hall, Fourth St. and Oregon Blvd. - early 1900s

Santa Monica City Hall, on the corner of Fourth Street and Oregon Boulevard (now Santa Monica Boulevard), was built in 1902. Note the early telephone lines and pole. This was the location of City Hall until 1939 when the current City Hall was opened on Main Street. The Fourth Street City Hall also housed the Santa Monica Police Department.

Image of Santa Monica Bank, Oregon Avenue and Third Street - undated

Santa Monica Bank, Oregon Avenue and Third Street - undated

Santa Monica Bank, located at the corner of Oregon Avenue and Third Street, in the late 1800's. The bank was capitalized in 1893. The first location of the Santa Monica Public Library was on the second floor of the bank building. Note the telephone lines and pole in front of the building.

Image of City Desk, Outlook Newspaper Office - undated

City Desk, Outlook Newspaper Office - undated

City desk personnel at the Outlook newspaper office.

Image of Samuel G. McClure, Outlook Newspaper Owner - 1936/11/06

Samuel G. McClure, Outlook Newspaper Owner - 1936/11/06

Samuel G. McClure, owner and editor of the Outlook Newspaper, in his office.

Image of Samuel G. McClure, Outlook Newspaper Owner - 1936/11/06

Samuel G. McClure, Outlook Newspaper Owner - 1936/11/06

Samuel G. McClure, owner and editor of the Outlook Newspaper, in his office.

Image of Fisher-Swartz Lumber Company, Santa Monica - 1935/07/01

Fisher-Swartz Lumber Company, Santa Monica - 1935/07/01

Three unidentified men are seated at a desk in the offices of Fisher-Swartz Lumber. An advertisement for insulating board, produced by the United States Gypsum Company (USG), a Chicago-based company founded in 1901, is visible on the wall. On the desk are two candlestick or Roman column-style telephones. On the counter there is a hardware weighing scale. Merchandise display cases are stacked with boxed items.

Image of Editors and Reporters for the Outlook Newspaper, 1937 - 1937/01/28

Editors and Reporters for the Outlook Newspaper, 1937 - 1937/01/28

The managing editor, city editor, and reporters at their desks at the Outlook Newspaper, 1937

Image of Reporters at the Outlook Newspaper, 1937 - 1937/03/17

Reporters at the Outlook Newspaper, 1937 - 1937/03/17

Reporting staff at the Society Desk, Outlook Newspaper, 1937.

Image of WWII Soldiers at the Ocean Park Encampment - 1941/02/03

WWII Soldiers at the Ocean Park Encampment - 1941/02/03

On February 3, 1941, the 144th Field Artillery of the California National Guard was inducted into Federal service. Three unidentified soldiers of the144th Field Artillery are at a communications desk the Ocean Park Encampment.

Image of Major General John F. Curry, 1943 - 1943/09/05

Major General John F. Curry, 1943 - 1943/09/05

Major General John F. Curry (1886-1973) sits at a desk. He was the first national commander of the Civil Air Patrol.

Image of Major General John F. Curry, 1943 - 1943/09/05

Major General John F. Curry, 1943 - 1943/09/05

Major General John F. Curry (1886-1973) sits at a desk. He was the first national commander of the Civil Air Patrol.

Image of Major General John F. Curry, 1943 - 1943/09/05

Major General John F. Curry, 1943 - 1943/09/05

Major General John F. Curry (1886-1973) sits at a desk. He was the first national commander of the Civil Air Patrol.

Image of State Guard Men Review Map, 1941 - 1941/07/14

State Guard Men Review Map, 1941 - 1941/07/14

Three men who are involved with the State Guard at Ocean Park review a map.

Image of Veteran Makes Christmas Telephone Call, 1945 - 1945/12/23

Veteran Makes Christmas Telephone Call, 1945 - 1945/12/23

Veteran Peter Mauri speaks to his loved ones on the telephone at Christmas time. Veterans Elmer Canlon and George T. McGee stand near a Christmas tree behind him.

Image of Veteran Makes Christmas Telephone Call, 1945 - 1945/12/23

Veteran Makes Christmas Telephone Call, 1945 - 1945/12/23

The accompanying caption reads, "Pvt. Elmer Canlon, one of General Patton's drivers in North Africa and Sicily, is seen here as he talked, by long distance telephone, to his wife and 3-year-old daughter, Frances, in Carlisle, Pa., to wish them a Merry Christmas. Awaiting their turn to talk to their loved ones are George T. McGee (left), veteran of three wars, and Peter Mauri, Veteran of World War I...The telephonic Christmas gift for the veterans and their families was made possible by the Disabled American Veterans." Veteran Elmer Canlon speaks to his loved ones on the telephone at Christmas time. Veterans Peter Mauri and George T. McGee stand near a Christmas tree behind him.

Image of Veteran Makes Christmas Telephone Call, 1945 - 1945/12/23

Veteran Makes Christmas Telephone Call, 1945 - 1945/12/23

Veteran George T. McGee speaks to his loved ones on the telephone at Christmas time. Veterans Elmer Canlon and Peter Mauri stand near a Christmas tree behind him.

Image of Veteran Makes Christmas Telephone Call, 1945 - 1945/12/23

Veteran Makes Christmas Telephone Call, 1945 - 1945/12/23

Veteran George T. McGee speaks to his loved ones on the telephone at Christmas time. Veterans Elmer Canlon and Peter Mauri stand near a Christmas tree behind him.

Image of Veteran Makes Christmas Telephone Call, 1945 - 1945/12/23

Veteran Makes Christmas Telephone Call, 1945 - 1945/12/23

Veteran Peter Mauri speaks to his loved ones on the telephone at Christmas time. Veterans Elmer Canlon and George T. McGee stand near a Christmas tree behind him.

Image of Emerson Gaze Uses Radio-Phone, 1947 - 1947/03/25

Emerson Gaze Uses Radio-Phone, 1947 - 1947/03/25

Photographer Emerson Gaze tests out a radio-phone car.

Image of The Interior of President Truman's Plane, 1947 - 1947/06/02

The Interior of President Truman's Plane, 1947 - 1947/06/02

A female photographer sits talking on the telephone aboard The Independence, a new plane being customized for President Harry Truman by Douglas Aircraft workers in Santa Monica. A modified Douglas DC-6, the presidential aircraft was scheduled for delivery shortly after July 1st. The presidential seal is visible on the desk where the woman is seated.