Santa Monica’s coastal bluffs, circa 1898. This week for Los Angeles magazine, L.A. as Subject has the story of how this cliff-top land was made into the beach city’s treasured Palisades Park.
“Merry Xmas” greetings from Venice Beach in 1951.
Part of the Los Angeles Examiner Collection in the USC Digital Library.
Oil wells on Venice Beach in 1931.
Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.
Crowds blanket Venice Beach on this day in 1929. (From the USC Libraries’ Los Angeles Examiner Collection)
For more beach scenes from Southern California’s past, don’t miss L.A. as Subject’s recent post on KCET’s SoCal Focus blog, which featured 30 historical images from several regional archives.