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Friday, July 2, 2010

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY TROPICAL BIRD FARM IN THE 1930s

2010 THE YEAR OF VALLEY HISTORY

(detail from a gift to the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Myron Ross 2010 - click to enlarge)

While this image, taken in 1933, is usually seen in histories of Encino, the two delivery trucks have a Van Nuys address. Perhaps, a little parochial excitement might just come of this?
The San Fernando Valley had several providers of wild animals and unusual birds, after all what would a good Tarzan movie been without a lion or two, and a romantic On The Road To... film been without a disapproving cockatoo?

3 comments:

mrpostcard@charter.net said...

Great photo, thank you Myron.

嘉琬嘉琬 said...

卡爾.桑得柏:「除非先有夢,否則一切皆不成。」共勉!............................................................

todd said...

Van Nuys address. You have to remember back then the area was known as van nuys based on the nearest post office. In fact all the communities in the valley were originally named or renamed after acquiring a zipcode or local post office. At that time there was no encino post office. Todd