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Lemuel S. Ellis -- Early Los Angeles Photographer

March 28, 2009 |  6:00 am


Daily Mirror readers may recall from one of the posts on "Spring Street Revisited" the sad story of early Los Angeles photographer Lemuel S. Ellis, left, who died in 1902. 

I recently heard from EBay vendor Tiffany Hadley of Columbia, Ky., who has listed six photos by Ellis. The photos are listed separately with bidding starting at $9.95. Let me make it perfectly clear that I have nothing to gain in any of the EBay items I feature. The point is always to draw attention to bits of Los Angeles history changing hands in the world's biggest flea market. As with any EBay item, people should investigate an item and the vendor's rating before submitting a bid.

Photograph by Lemuel S. Ellis

This is an adobe home on what appears to be Carr Lane. A notation says it's on Broadway, although Carr and North Broadway don't intersect on my earliest map.

Photograph by Lemuel S. Ellis

This is a home somewhere on Figueroa, according to a notation on the back.

Photograph by Lemuel S. Ellis

A notation identifies this as "Flint's Home." This could be Thomas Flint Jr., a California legislator from Hollister.