Wednesday, October 28, 2009

First American goes digital

Good news! First American Corp. -- which has one of the best collections of early Orange County photos anywhere -- is beginning to put some of their images online. Their website lacks captions, but it includes some great old photos. I'm posting two of them here today. Above is an image of employees of the Yorba Linda Citrus Association. Below is a circa 1960s image of the monorail leaving the Disneyland Hotel.
They've also posted a short video about the history of First American, which is worth a look. Let's hope this is just the beginning!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this great news! - Daralee said...

Cool.. I hope they add more soon. They need to put captions with the photos you browse for the different cities. But very neat to see the start of a great web gallery!

Brett said...

Actually, the monorail is "arriving" at the Disneyland Hotel Station. The monorail has doors on its left side only and the station platform is ahead on the left in the photo. The location of the curve where the monorail is located in the photo is approximately where the current Lego store is in Downtown Disney. Love your blog and I love to analyze old photos.