Historical Photo Collection


Historical Image of the Port of Los Angeles

Historical Photo Collection



The Port of Los Angeles' Historical Photo Collection includes thousands of images of Los Angeles Harbor from the 1890s through present day. These images document a wide variety of harbor history, including Port operations, events, construction, harbor communities, fishing, shipping, and cargo handling. Original forms of photography include nitrate, acetate, polyester and glass plate negatives, lantern slides, projection slides, paper prints, and digital images -- now digitized and available in electronic format.

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