While looking for images of Los Angeles to use for a different post, I ran across The George A. Eslinger Street Lighting Photo Gallery on the City of LA website. Have you ever looked up to see what kind of art was lighting your evening commute? You might now.
On the site you can see images of some of the first street lights used in LA and combo pics of original poles and lights and their updated, more modern replacements. There other street lighting department images, things like crews replacing poles from the early 1900′s and today, fleets of repair trucks then and now, light poles used on bridges and historic night views of LA.
From the main gallery page:
This gallery is a tribute to George A. Eslinger, former Director of the Bureau of Street Lighting. Through his dedication, leadership and vision he was responsible for spearheading the implementation of information technology solutions to make significant operational improvements in the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting.
Click on through to see more images from the site.