Before Disneyland, there were ostrich farms. In the late 19th-century, tourists flocked to Southern California’s ostrich farms to gawk at the ungainly birds. Learn more with L.A. as Subject’s latest KCET contribution: “An Ornithological Curiosity: When Ostriches Ruled SoCal Tourism.”

This 1929 photo from the USC Libraries’ “Dick” Whittington Photography Collection was recently digitized as part of the NEH-funded project, Invisible L.A.

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