A very strange collection of postcards here; early 20th century halftone photographs applied with colour depicting at the Los Angeles Alligator Farm in the early 20th century. For a 25 cents admission fee, visitors could visit the most complete reptile collection in the world in its heyday. As the postcards show, children could enjoy a piggyback ride on their most ‘domesticated’ gators…
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Here are some less altered photos compiled by Ken Earnest, the grandson of one of the founders of the Alligator and Ostrich Farms in Lincoln Heights …
And over at the SAMLAND blog, you can see a bit of a retrospective of the Los Angeles crocodile farm and find out a little more about its history.
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