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Only a sampling of the City Archives photo collection can be seen on line at this time.  Most of the photographs in the City Archives are of street work but we also have publicity photos from City officials and some photos of city facilities or events. 

The Photograph List below contains the captions of all of our photographs along with photograph and/or box numbers.  You may search the list for key words related to your topic of interest, for example street names, and note the photograph and box number, then please contact the City Archives at to arrange a visit. 

Please note our Commercial Use Fees list below if you are interested in publishing our photographs.

The eventual home of all of the City Archive images will be in the new  Archived Digital Vault  (Make sure the Images tab is selected at the top), but tagging of the files in that repository is only partially completed.

Additional images can be seen through a repository built by the Los Angeles City Historical Society.