was founded in 1881 and was incorporated as the Times-Mirror Company
in 1884. The collection consists of photonegatives as well as photographic prints
documenting events and people in Southern California, the U. S., and the world. The material
originates from the
Los Angeles Times newspaper and
includes glass negatives (circa 1918-1932), nitrate negatives (circa 1925-45), and safety
negatives (circa 1935-present). Also includes prints and negatives from the
Los Angeles Times Orange County and San Diego
The Los Angeles Times was founded as the Los Angeles Daily Times on December 4, 1881 by Nathan Cole Jr. and
Thomas Gardiner. The following year Cole and Gardiner relinquished ownership of the
newspaper to its printer, the Mirror Printing Office and Book Bindery. Harrison Gray Otis
was hired as editor in 1882 and the paper quickly became a financial success.
1528.4 Linear Feet
(3446 boxes and 750 shoeboxes)
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