Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mystery History


Where are we? And what's happening?

The first person to guess correctly will win a fabulous prize!

I'll have the full scoop on Thursday.

8 comments:

Petrea said...

Hard to tell if these ladies are nurses or maids, but I'm going to guess that it's 1943 and they're laying out beds on the grounds of what was then the McCormack Army Hospital and what is now the Richard H. Chambers Court of appeals.

Susan C said...

Chambermaids at the Huntington Hotel are in a training class to learn how to make perfect hospital corners.

Bellis said...

An outdoor TB hospital? Maybe at La Vina? But the maids look too well dressed and too recent.

mllegramophone said...

When World War II started The Huntington Hotel (now The Langham) was rented out by Henry H. or Stephen Royce to the US Army for $3,000 a month. So, maybe Susan C. is correct.

Personally, I think it's a photo of preparations for the first debauched tea party of the Ordo Templi Orientis when Jack P., Aleister C. commenced to prance lecherous through the gardens of the Agape Lodge No. 2 and the purple cow roses of Madison Heights. Those poor dear girls. If they had only known.


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Trish said...

airing out the beds & replacing the linens at the Army Hospital after a particularly bad epidemic...flu or smallpox or? sorry, not old enough to be have been there to remember!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

The Agape Lodge, I was trying to remember that the other day

Mister Earl said...

The grand opening of the first Sit 'n Sleep. "You're killing me, Larry!"

kevin at Time River Productoins said...

i can't top mllegramophone on this one.