Circa 1940 view of the end of Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica.
Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Circa 1940 view of the end of Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica.

Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Map of Santa Monica and vicinity as it appeared in 1891.Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Map of Santa Monica and vicinity as it appeared in 1891.Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

"Pleasures Along the Beach," a mosaic by Millard Sheets, adorns the Home Savings of America branch on Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica in 1970.
Part of the Robin Dunitz Slides of Los Angeles Murals Collection in the USC Digital Library.

"Pleasures Along the Beach," a mosaic by Millard Sheets, adorns the Home Savings of America branch on Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica in 1970.

Part of the Robin Dunitz Slides of Los Angeles Murals Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Aerial view of Santa Monica Airport circa 1924, when it was named Clover Field.
Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Aerial view of Santa Monica Airport circa 1924, when it was named Clover Field.

Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Happy Fourth of July! 
1952 photo courtesy of the USC Libraries - Los Angeles Examiner Collection.

Happy Fourth of July! 

1952 photo courtesy of the USC Libraries - Los Angeles Examiner Collection.