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Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards From L.A. Restaurants & Bars of Yesteryear

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Once upon a time, Visitors to Los Angeles were so eager to share their adventure with the folks back home they'd pick up a card from one of our restaurants or bars to illustrate, and narrate, the story of where they'd just been.

We've looked at old restaurant menus, and even restaurant exteriors, so we thought we'd look at another kind of visual vestige of yesteryear.

Now these postcards illustrate what's for the most part no longer here. So while you may take out your iPhone to Instagram a photo of your next meal, for now, take a look at some postcards from classic L.A. restaurants, bars, and lounges that--with a couple of exceptions--exist only in memory.

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