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Hollywood Farmers Market Dining, California

This image shows a small sit down restaurant within the Hollywood Farmers Market in California.

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The description states:

Scene in the original Farmers Market, West 3rd St at Fairfax — Hollywood’s unique outdoor food market, where motion picture stars and Hollywood housewives shop. The marketplace was opened in 1934 by Roger Dahlhjelm, comprises 80 farm stalls and food specialty shops. The world’s largest, most colorful permanent food fair patronized daily by more than 15,000 Southern Californians.

–The diners visible here appear to be eating a small snack and drinking coffee. The basket in the lower foreground appears to be a shopping bag for one of the diners.

This image likely dates from the 1940s.

Hollywood Farmer’s Market, California

This image shows a colorized photo of the famous Farmers Market in Hollywood, California.

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The description states:

Scene in the original Farmers Market, West 3rd St. at Fairfax — Hollywood’s unique outdoor food market, where motion picture stars and Hollywood housewives shop. The marketplace was opened in 1934 by Roger Dahlhjelm, comprises 80 farm stalls and food specialty shops. The word’s largest, most colorful permanent food fair patronized daily by more than 15,000 Southern Californians.

–The photo is credited to “Dick” Whittington on the bottom left.

The market still exists at the same location, and has grown to over 100 stalls. It is situated next to the Grove outdoor shopping mall.

This image likely dates from the 1940s.

Streamliner Train through California Orange Groves

This image is an artist’s rendition of a streamlined steam train operating in southern California amidst the orange groves common there in this era.

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This train strongly resembles the Pioneer Zephyr, a train run on the Burlington Route in the midwest United States, and thus not close to the orange groves of southern California. The badging is different on the front of the train, indicating a different company from the Burlington.

Other postings of this image also conclude that this is not a photograph but instead a mash-up of a train and orange groves, as the Southern Pacific did not have streamliners of this design.

This image likely dates from the 1940s.