This is a shot of the corner of 7th Street and Spring St in downtown Los Angeles in 1947. Nothing of any great note happened on this block, but I love how 1940s it looks. Those cars parked along the curb, the style of lettering used for the Rush Drug Co. on the corner, the way that couple on the far right is standing in the middle of the street waiting for the streetcar. I’m also wondering when this was taken—back in the 40s, downtown was a constant hub-bub of activity but I can only count 8 people in the photo. I guess it was real early on maybe a Sunday morning.