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Photos: The 1937 Fall Festival At The Farmers Market

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This weekend, the Original Farmers Market at Third and Fairfax will be holding their annual Fall Festival. The market was first opened in July of 1934, and was an instant hit: the first festival was held that very year among the brand-new stalls. The event is very kid-oriented these days, with a petting zoo and musical acts catering to the young set, but judging by these pictures, it was originally a celebration of buying produce and crafts. All of these photos were taken at the third Fall Festival, in 1937. That's before the clock tower was built!

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The original market and fair signs | Photo courtesy Schultheis Collection/LAPL Photo Collection

 

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"Milkmaids" on parade | Photo courtesy Schultheis Collections/LAPL Photo Collection

 

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Strolling the market | Photo courtesy Schultheis Collection/LAPL Photo Collection

 

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Two young fair-goers eating ice cream | Photo courtesy Schultheis Collection/LAPL Photo Collection

 

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Butchers from Magee's on parade | Photo courtesy Schultheis Collection/LAPL Photo Collection

 

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"Indian maidens" | Photo courtesy Schultheis Collection/LAPL Photo Collection

 

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Bracelet vendors | Photo courtesy Schultheis Collection/LAPL Photo Collection

 

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A country band and a sign that's strange to modern eyes | Photo courtesy Schultheis Collection/LAPL Photo Collection

 

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Buying flowers | Photo courtesy Schultheis Collection/LAPL Photo Collection

 

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