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Advertisement from the Los Angeles City Directory, 1918, LAPL City and Street Directories Collection
Maya Peterpaul, May 15, 2024

Vintage city directories contained alphabetized lists of the names of residents and their street addresses (if they existed). Additional information could include their occupation, spouse, property ownership, and, in certain instances, after 1879—telephone numbers.


shelf of books about books
Daniel Tures, January 05, 2024

Consider the book. Not just what's written in it but the thing itself. It's a familiar object, usually composed of printed paper pages sewn or glued into a binding. Libraries, stores, homes, and public buildings are full of them.


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