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Photo of Guy Ball, author of Santa Ana in Vintage Postcards

By now you know that Santa Ana in Vintage Postcards (shown above) has arrived! 

What's next?  Well, our "web-guy," Guy Ball is co-authoring with local boy & super-historian Rob Richardson a new book with over 200 vintage photos from the early 1900s to about 1960.  If all goes to plan, this book will be available at book stores by the fall of 2004. The book will again by published by those nice folks at Arcadia and is tentatively titled Images of America: Santa Ana, California.

Below is a sample of the pictures that may be used in the final book. Most of these initial images were obtained from the wonderful resources available at the Santa Ana Public Library's History Room. (The numbers next to the photo subject are the History Room's reference numbers.) If you are interested in Santa Ana history, this should be your first stop.  And now, thanks to the Santa Ana City Council, they have expanded public hours.

If you'd like to contact us regarding this project (or if you can help provide information about the picture - particularly any people or companies shown), please email Guy at

The images included are for historical purposes and may not be used or duplicated for any commercial use. They remain the property of the copyright holder, if applicable.

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Updated 3/20/2003