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I often see great old photos of famous L.A. intersections on the walls of restaurants and hotels. Any idea where I can buy pictures like these?

Photograph courtesy Décor Art Galleries

Old photos of L.A. constitute about 63 percent of my brain mass. The Los Angeles Public Library has millions of images available, but finding exactly what you’re looking for can be daunting. If you’re less of a digger, or if you cottoned to the photos at Chin Chin, Arnie Morton’s, or Du-par’s, Décor Art Galleries in Studio City sells enlarged, double-matted, professionally framed vintage prints of places like Schwab’s Drugstore and Beverly Ponyland. Revisiting these landmarks in poster size will set you back about $250.

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