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Please note that Water and Power Associates, Inc. is a non-profit organization that operates independently and is not affiliated with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP). If you have any questions or concerns regarding DWP-related issues, please contact them directly at It's important to emphasize that our organization is non-profit and all work related to this website has been performed voluntarily.


Virtual Museum Photos

Our digital online museum showcases early photographs of Los Angeles and surrounding area, including its transportation system, buildings, and way of life, and holds immense importance in preserving and celebrating our cultural heritage. Such a repository offers historical insights, fosters cultural appreciation and identity, facilitates research and education, and ensures the preservation of urban heritage for future generations.

Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as teaching, scholarship, education, research and commentary. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.

Every effort has been made to cite references and give due credits whenever possible. If you should come across any inaccuracies or omissions please let us know.

For obtaining prints or higher resolutions of any photos featured on this website, we kindly request that you directly contact the reference source. The link to the source can be found below each image (next to the date) and/or at the bottom of each section. We recommend reaching out to the reference source to obtain proper copyright permission, particularly if you intend to use the photos for commercial purposes.


Have Something Historical To Share?

Do you have items to share? We would welcome photos of old buildings, early city views, correspondence, newspapers, early sports teams, and events that pertain to the History of Water and Electricity and/or the History of Los Angeles and Southern California in general. If you would like to retain the originals, we would be happy to scan the items and return them to you.

Take a look in your attics, and think of what you can help us collect for future generations to enjoy! If interested, please contact us at:

Note: Water and Power Associates, Inc. is a 501 (c) 4 organization, and donations are deductible to the extent permitted by law.


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Jack J. Feldman

Museum Curator and Webmaster