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Vintage Photos: A Heartwarming Look At Angelenos Helping Those In Need

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As we get ready to spend our holiday season with our family and friends, many tend to forget about those unfortunate souls out there who don't have that luxury. Fortunately, Angelenos have a great reputation for helping the less fortunate on Christmas

These vintage photos, courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library's Photo Collection, show many different instances of Los Angeles residents helping out. There are scenes from two different missions—Midnight Mission and Union Rescue Mission—providing hot meals to homeless men through the years. There are also scenes of children at the Los Angeles Orphanage in Boyle Heights receiving gifts from local donors, including the former Los Angeles Herald-Express, who ran an annual Christmas toy drive for years.

Merry Christmas, Los Angeles!