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Form and Landscape: Southern California Edison and the Los Angeles Basin, 1940-1990

  • Photograph, safety film. Southern California Edison Photographs and Negatives. Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

    Shopping Bag Market by Doug White, date unknown. Photograph, safety film. Southern California Edison Photographs and Negatives. Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

  • Southern California Edison Photographs and Negatives. Huntington. Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

    Safety First, 1915. Southern California Edison Photographs and Negatives. Huntington. Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

  • Southern California Edison Photographs and Negatives. Huntington. Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

    Hemet: Main Street, circa 1940. Southern California Edison Photographs and Negatives. Huntington. Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

  • Southern California Edison Photographs and Negatives. Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

    Pokey's Restaurant by Joseph Fadler, 1955. Southern California Edison Photographs and Negatives. Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

  • Southern California Edison Photographs and Negatives. Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

    Wilco Gas & Sieberling Tire Store by Joseph Fadler, 1954. Southern California Edison Photographs and Negatives. Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

  • Southern California Edison Photographs and Negatives. Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

    The Famous Merle's Drive-in by Doug White, ca. 1950. Southern California Edison Photographs and Negatives. Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

The Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West presents an innovative, web-based digital exhibition with 17 curators responding to the Huntington’s little-known but highly significant Southern California Edison archive.  Intended by Edison as a documentary record of the corporation’s growth and technological innovations, the over 70,000 photographs simultaneously captured the landscape, architecture and urban fabric of Los Angeles during this formidable period of development.  This online exhibition is also serving as a catalyst for a series of public conversations about Los Angeles, technological change and modernity.

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