Photograph of automobiles outside of the first Van Nuys tract office on the corner of Sherman Way and Virginia Street, Los Angeles, 1912. Ten men and one boy sit in two convertible automobiles parked in front of the small, square brick building of the Van Nuys tract office, which is decorated with banners sporting an American flag motif. The surrounding area seems to be empty flatland. The car furthest to the right also holds a dog, who stares directly at the camera. Signs on the office read: "W.P. Whitsett, Sales Manager", "Free Souveneir and Literature", "Electric Car [...] Between [...]" and "Virginia Street / 61 Lots Sold 154 Lots For Sale / Prices from $350.00 UP / 25% Building Discout / Make Your Selection!".