A Tour of East LA

A crash course in southern California’s Mexican-American history.  

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    We are not a Minority (1978).
    Alfonse Palaima
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    LA Starts Here Exhibit, La Plaza de Cultura y Artes.
    Alfonse Palaima
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    Alfonse Palaima
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    The Pico House was the most luxurious hotel in Southern Califorinia, commissioned in the 1800's by the last Mexican Governor of Alta Califorina, Pio Pico.
    Alfonse Palaima
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    Artwork on customized ice cream truck.
    Alfonse Palaima
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    The Chevorlet Impala, a favorite among Lowrider enthusiasts.
    Alfonse Palaima
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    Chrome wire rims.
    Alfonse Palaima
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    Alfonse Palaima
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    Tour Guide, Isabel Rojas Williams in front of Inocencia (1973) by Norma Montoya.
    Alfonse Palaima
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    Typical Marketplace on Main Street in Alta California.
    Alfonse Palaima
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    Member of the Chicano Civil Rights Movement.
    Alfonse Palaima
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    Californio_Dresses

    Typical Dresses of Califorinio women.
    Alfonse Palaima
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