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#TBT: A glimpse at Alhambra’s past [Slideshow]

  • Alhambra High School in 1926. | Photos courtesy of USC Digital Library

    Alhambra High School in 1926. | Photos courtesy of USC Digital Library

  • Alhambra High School today | Photo via Google Maps

    Alhambra High School today | Photo via Google Maps

  • A classroom at Alhambra High in 1926

    A classroom at Alhambra High in 1926

  • Inside Alhambra High during 1926

    Inside Alhambra High during 1926

  • Intersection of South Atlantic Boulevard and West Mission Road in 1935

    Intersection of South Atlantic Boulevard and West Mission Road in 1935

  • Intersection of South Atlantic Boulevard and West Mission Road today

    Intersection of South Atlantic Boulevard and West Mission Road today

  • 1203 South Marguerita Avenue in 1926

    1203 South Marguerita Avenue in 1926

  • 1203 South Marguerita Avenue today

    1203 South Marguerita Avenue today

  • Alhambra High's Neighbor Queen Contest in 1958

    Alhambra High's Neighbor Queen Contest in 1958

  • More from the Neighbor Queen Contest

    More from the Neighbor Queen Contest

  • Posing at the Neighbor Queen Contest

    Posing at the Neighbor Queen Contest

  • A cake baking contest at Alhambra High in 1931

    A cake baking contest at Alhambra High in 1931

  • The cake baking contestants sitting in a row

    The cake baking contestants sitting in a row

  • Baking contest participants display their cakes

    Baking contest participants display their cakes

Location

Alhambra , CA United States

Some people say that history can serve as a mirror, so that we may see ourselves more clearly. In this manner it can also project the future for us.

The Source dug through the USC Digital Library to compile some photos showing Alhambra from the 1920s to the 1950s. We found some intersting sights, including photos of Alhambra High School and the events that took place there, such as a “Neighbor Queen Contest” and a cake baking contest. The photos also show different roads and homes in the city. We will be presenting more historical photos of Alhambra in the future. If you have interesting photos of Alhambra from the past, please share them with us. Email them to [email protected]

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