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Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards from Wild, Weird, and Wonderful Los Angeles

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Postcards of vibrant skylines, tropical beaches, and architectural wonders: Sure. But how about postcards depicting bus stations, a kid riding an alligator, parking lots, giant cheese, or where you might buy a hat? In our quest to dig up the visual story of L.A.'s glorious past, we found these vintage postcards that show us a glimpse of wild, weird, but wonderful Los Angeles. Because before Instagram people sent postcards from all sorts of curious places!

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