This collection includes approximately 40,000 photographs by commercial photographer Ralph Morris, who worked in the Los Angeles area from 1939-1981. His advertising and industrial clients included department stores, restaurants, the automobile and petroleum industries as well as business executives. Also included is the Luckhaus Studio collection of architecture, fashion, the movie industry, sports and street scenes, images which Morris obtained in 1939. Aerial view of Santa Monica beach. Crowds of people can be seen throughout the beach. A large parking lot is located on the oceanfront. A panoramic view of the City of Santa Monica can be seen in the background.