Tuesday, November 27, 2012

'Tis The Season

 With the Holiday Season upon us, we're taking a day to look back at the season through historic photographs of Southern California, Los Angeles and our own hometown of Covina. We may not be dreaming of a White Christmas, indeed that's why many of us live here, but It's always fun to reminisce about simpler times and admire the decor and the customs of days gone by.

So come along as we look back at the Holidays in Southern California:

LA Mayor Fletcher Bowron and his wide ride in a new Buick Roadmaster in the 1949 Hollywood Christmas Parade

Hollywood Boulevard, 1950

A Christmas Seals Billboard at Hollywood and Vine, 1950
Holiday Issue of Buick Magazine, 1936

A 1936 Buick decked for the season

Mayor and Mrs. Bowron pass the Frolic Room in the 1949 Hollywood Christmas Parade

Another view of the 1949 Hollywood Christmas Parade

1958 Buick Dealer Greeting Card

1959 Buick wagon in a blanket of white
Snow in Downtown Covina, 1940s

Covina in Holiday Decor, 1962

1 comment:

  1. I would love to come across one of these cars because I have a major passion toward renovating these classic cars. I went shopping for a Buick at Buick Grand Rapids and sparked a conversation with one of the salesman there. He told me that a lot of the creative innovation that is put into these cars is partly generated from the older models. Usually it is a "How can we make this better" question, but it inspires a lot of innovation and creativity for some of the newer models. I found this very interesting and very complimentary to your blog. Thank you for sharing!