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2/13 month: Yellow Pages Ads From The (213) Years: Carter Sexton

For decades, all of L.A. was united under the 213 area code. The iconic digits were easy to dial on rotary phones, and the coveted low numbers (New York’s 212 and Chicago’s 312) were reserved for big cities. I let my fingers do the walking through my collection of old L.A. phone books and found these awesome Yellow Pages ads from vintage L.A. companies still thriving in 2013.  

The neon artist’s palette at Carter Sexton has been a beacon for Valley art lovers for almost 70 years. The flagstone and plate glass of the Case Study House-era store are lovingly maintained, they offer painting and drawing classes, and they’ll even teach you to gold leaf or make prints with a free demo. How awesome is that? In the valley...It's Carter Sexton.