Photograph of a view of Wilshire Boulevard looking west from Mariposa Avenue, showing a woman crossing the street, ca.1953. At left, a tall building with extensive landscaping in front can be seen. Wilshire runs from the foreground at right into the distance at left. A large number of automobiles can be seen on the wide paved street. At right, a large, light-colored building with a tall tower on the corner is visible. Palm trees and streetlights can be seen along the length of the road. In the foreground at center, a woman can be seen crossing Mariposa.; Legible signs include, from left: "Bank of America", "Enjoy Life the new Filter Length Cigarette", "See it now the Mirror", "Dollar Days", "Hawaii Fly Pan American", "Mariposa Avenue", "Stop", "No Parking 7 am to 9 am 4 pm to 6:15 pm Parking 1 Hour 9 am to 4 pm Sundays excepted", and "Blue Cross".