The Los Angeles Alligator Farm in 1920’s

The Los Angeles Alligator Farm was a pretty crazy place as seen from these old photos from the Los Angeles Public Library. Located next door to the Los Angeles Ostrich Farm in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA, it served as both an alligator farm and a major city tourist attraction from 1907 until 1953.

The 1920s wasn’t a period of many safety regulations.

safety regulations

                                                         Even for kids

Even for kids

Or dogs.

dogs and barkeep

“I’ll take a glass of your finest milk, barkeep!”

glass of your finest milk, barkeep

Newborn baby alligators being counted, and boxed for some insane reason.

baby alligators being counted

Nothing beats a nice relaxing massage.

Nothing beats a nice relaxing

 She’s in her 100s now, but I bet this is her Facebook profile picture.

Nothing beats a nice relaxing

Looked like a pretty crazy place where people got a bit too up close and personal to the gators for my taste.