Roger Titus Collection

Roger L. Titus is a noted rail-traction historian and postcard collector. He is the co-author of "Destinations," a LARHF-published title documenting the rise of Southern California through vintage postcards and their relationship to the trolley lines that fueled Southland growth. As a teenager, Roger and his father Robert rode the Pacific Electric and Los Angeles Railway systems, photographing the systems as they were on the verge of shutdown. His collection provides a brilliant snapshot into late-1940s through late-1950s Southern California, and how trolley systems defined our way of life.

Los Angeles Railway

1 - yel001
1 - yel001

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7 - yel007
7 - yel007

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8 - yel008
8 - yel008

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Pacific Electric

1 - Roger Titus 126
1 - Roger Titus 126

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20 - Roger Titus 3726
20 - Roger Titus 3726

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19 - Roger Titus 3284
19 - Roger Titus 3284

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Postcard Collection

Postcard Watermelon Vegetable
Postcard Watermelon Vegetable

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Postcard Walnuts Fruit
Postcard Walnuts Fruit

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Postcard Tomatoes Vegetable
Postcard Tomatoes Vegetable

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