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View of the Venice Midway and Lagoon, showing amusment rides and gondolas, ca.1920
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1920
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
California Historical Society
University of Southern California Digital Library
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Rights Information
Doheny Memorial Library, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189
Public Domain. Release under the CC BY Attribution license-- both “University of Southern California. Libraries” and “California Historical Society” as the source. Digitally reproduced by the USC Digital Library; From the California Historical Society Collection at the University of Southern California
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Photograph of a view of the Venice Midway and Lagoon, showing amusment rides and gondolas, ca.1920. The lagoon is pictured in the center left, where two gondola men tend their boats. Farther in the foreground, two men in suits and hats stand by the water's edge, and still farther in, a set of steps can be seen leading to a narrow boardwalk in the right foreground. In the background, the pier can be seen lined with a collection of amusment rides. Photoprint reads "Gondolas once were seen in the canals of Venice and in the Venice Lagoon. The beach town was the dream of Abbott Kinney who in 1904 began the project".
Legible signs from left to right include: "Streets of Cair[o]", "Oriental [...]", "Maze", "The Chicken Farm", "Temple of Mirth", "Darkness & Dawn", "Exit" and "To Amphitheater".
1 photograph : photoprint, b&w
21 x 26 cm.
photographic prints
USC-1-1-1-5102 [Legacy record ID]
Amusement parks
Boats and boating
Los Angeles County--Los Angeles--Venice--Amusement pier
Time Period
circa 1920
Los Angeles
1-56-45 [Microfiche number]
12698 [Accession number]
CHS-12698 [Call number]
California Historical Society [Contributing entity]
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, 1860-1960

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