George Mann's photos of L.A.'s lost Bunker Hill
August 26, 2010 8:32 AM   Subscribe

George Mann's photos of L.A.'s lost Bunker Hill
Retired vaudeville novelty dancer George Mann took up 3-D photography later in life, and shot incredible color images of the soon-to-be-demolished Bunker Hill neighborhood in downtown L.A. They were displayed in 3-D viewers of his own design, then boxed away. Fifty years later, his family unpacked George's archives and decided to share these unseen images with the community of obsessives who cluster around my time travel blog OnBunkerHill. Today, we're thrilled to announce the launch of an online shop making these beautiful vintage photographs available as archival prints, the first in a series of George Mann's mid-century California photographic portfolios. Learn more about George's unusual life here.
posted by Scram (2 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Nice! Like "Ask The Dust" brought to life. (Ok, 20-ish years later, but still.)
posted by drjimmy11 at 3:28 PM on August 26, 2010

Oh wow, glad I stumbled on this belatedly. My boyfriend is a huge fan/collector of old 3-D photography (esp. scenes of old L.A. and New York) and stereo viewers, and his own father was a "novelty dancer" in Vaudeville around the same time as George Mann! Any chance that any of these images would be reproduced as actual stereo views available for purchase?
posted by scody at 12:41 PM on October 16, 2010

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