Looking down Broadway from Seventh Street in the Downtown shopping area -- a major reason why Los Angeles has just taken over the second place position from Chicago in consumer retailing ratings.; "To: L.A. Examiner / From: Security-First National Bank / For Release: Friday, may 24, 1957 / Bud Hopps (MUtual [sic] 0211) / Suggested Caption: Second Largest Retailing center. Los Angeles has just taken over the second-place position from Chicago in consumer retailing ratings, according to Security-First National Bank. This scene looking down Broadway shows the heartland of L.A.'s downtown shopping area, which has played the major part in bringing the Southland city ahead of Chicago in retail sales volume" -- typed note attached to verso. Verso dated, "May 24, 1957".; Streetscape. Horizontal photography.