A vintage dashboard view of Wilshire Boulevard’s “Miracle Mile”, circa late 1940s.jpg

A vintage dashboard view of Wilshire Boulevard's "Miracle Mile", circa late 1940sIt’s shot-from-the-dashboard photos like this that give us a feel for what it was actually like to be driving around LA in the late 1940s. The Dominguez Building on the left was home to the Myer Siegel & Co. department store at 5400 Wilshire Blvd, and Sitkin Furs was a popular chain of furs for back in the day when wearing furs was socially acceptable and meteorologically necessary. Of course, back then, you could find parking on Wilshire, too.

The two buildings on the left are still with us:

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See also Wilshire Boulevard and the Myer Siegel & Co. department store in the Dominguez Building, 1932

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