Los Angeles streetcar at Bliss, a station located north of Glendale, 1909

Los Angeles streetcar at Bliss, a station located north of Glendale, 1909This photo of a Los Angeles-bound streetcar was taken in 1909. There are several remarkable things about it. The woman and the long white dress and huge hat—can you imagine taking public transportation in LA heat in that get-up? Also, the grill at the front—it was a protective measure to prevent anyone (or anything) from falling underneath. But most of all, I love the sign above the station. “Bliss” was at the end of the line just north of Glendale. So I guess the woman in the hat used to say, “I take the streetcar line all the way to Bliss.”

Los Angeles streetcar at Bliss, a station located north of Glendale, 1909

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One Response to Los Angeles streetcar at Bliss, a station located north of Glendale, 1909

  1. Why, oh why, did they ever dismantle that great system of transportation? Idiots!
    On trains the thing on the front was call a “cow catcher” – not a nice thought.
    Love always, L