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Gary Leonard Photographs

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The History Department’s Seaver Center for Western History Research is actively acquiring contemporary archival collections. Below is a selection of photographs taken by longtime Los Angeles photographer, Gary Leonard. Gary has been a friend to the Seaver Center for several years, and has donated numerous photo prints to the museum. In the early 1980s, Gary focused on the L.A. punk rock scene before joining several local newspapers, which regularly featured the Take My Picture Gary Leonard photo-essay, as well as images he shot on assignment. His interest in local history has led him to document as much of Los Angeles as he can. In recent years he has built a niche in the building construction industry as a go-to photographer on major construction projects, regularly taking to the skies from Van Nuys Airport.

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Vin Scully “Bobblehead Night,” Dodger Stadium, August 30, 2012

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Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, April 11, 2016. Dedication of Vin Scully Avenue.

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Dodger Stadium, Old Timers Game, May 12, 1018. Pitching great Sandy Koufax is seated to the right of Clayton Kershaw.

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Downtown Los Angeles, December 5, 2018

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Greta Thunberg, Downtown Los Angeles, November 1, 2019. Climate change protest, Grand Park.

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Los Angeles, California, May 2, 1992. National Guard troops at First and Alameda. A Barbara Kruger mural is legible on the wall of The Museum of Contemporary Art in the background.

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Kinship House, Los Angeles, Father Boyle and Raymond Yudain, June 30, 2019

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Kenneth Shirley blessing City Hall, Indigenous People’s Day, Downtown Los Angeles, October 10, 2019

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Mayor Garcetti endorsing Joe Biden for President at United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, Local IAFF 112, January 10, 2020

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Kobe Bryant Day in the Los Angeles City Council Chambers, City Hall, August 21, 2016

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Darryl Holter at Felix Chevrolet, Downtown Los Angeles, August 14, 2019

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Victor Jaramillo Soriano, the El Sereno honey man, November 12, 2019

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Downtown Los Angeles at Flower and Fourth Street, January 17, 2018

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Cesar Chavez at Broadway, Downtown Los Angeles, May 25, 2018

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Downtown Los Angeles, California, January 26, 2019

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Figueroa Street at Wilshire Boulevard, Downtown Los Angeles, May 8, 2019

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Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, July 18, 2015

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Broadway near Fourth Street, Downtown Los Angeles, February 10, 2018

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Vin Scully “Bobblehead Night,” Dodger Stadium, August 30, 2012

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Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, April 11, 2016. Dedication of Vin Scully Avenue.

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Dodger Stadium, Old Timers Game, May 12, 1018. Pitching great Sandy Koufax is seated to the right of Clayton Kershaw.

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Downtown Los Angeles, December 5, 2018

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Greta Thunberg, Downtown Los Angeles, November 1, 2019. Climate change protest, Grand Park.

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Los Angeles, California, May 2, 1992. National Guard troops at First and Alameda. A Barbara Kruger mural is legible on the wall of The Museum of Contemporary Art in the background.

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Kinship House, Los Angeles, Father Boyle and Raymond Yudain, June 30, 2019

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Kenneth Shirley blessing City Hall, Indigenous People’s Day, Downtown Los Angeles, October 10, 2019

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Mayor Garcetti endorsing Joe Biden for President at United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, Local IAFF 112, January 10, 2020

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Kobe Bryant Day in the Los Angeles City Council Chambers, City Hall, August 21, 2016

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Darryl Holter at Felix Chevrolet, Downtown Los Angeles, August 14, 2019

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Victor Jaramillo Soriano, the El Sereno honey man, November 12, 2019

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Downtown Los Angeles at Flower and Fourth Street, January 17, 2018

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Cesar Chavez at Broadway, Downtown Los Angeles, May 25, 2018

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Downtown Los Angeles, California, January 26, 2019

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Figueroa Street at Wilshire Boulevard, Downtown Los Angeles, May 8, 2019

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Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, July 18, 2015

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Broadway near Fourth Street, Downtown Los Angeles, February 10, 2018

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