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Los Angeles: 1932-33
PC 17 Vols. 1-3  
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Description
Consists of photographs of urban, suburban, rural and waterfront areas of Los Angeles County. Many photographs show neighborhood streets and houses, including ethnic enclaves and communities.
Background
Anton Wagner (also known as G. A. Wagner) was a PhD candidate at the University of Kiel when he made these photographs to document his dissertation, Los Angeles: Werden, Leben und Gestalt der Zweimillionstadt in Südkalifornien..., published in 1935. His thesis suggests that the topography of Los Angeles produces the character of the city's inhabitants. After World War II, Wagner settled in Montreal and worked as a commercial journalist and trade marketing consultant.
Extent
3.0 portfolios
Restrictions
Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by Anton Wagner were transferred to the California Historical Society (CHS) on May 05, 1987 by Anton Wagner. Reproduction or publication of materials in this collection beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of CHS. Please contact rights@calhist.org.
Availability
Collection is open for research.