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Title
Group of acrobats on the beach, view 1
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Creator
Morris, Ralph
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
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.
A group of young people enjoying one of several summer activities that took place at an unidentified beach in Southern California. View 1 shows five men giving five women a "lift". The men stand with backs slightly arched after having swung the women up so that the women are now practically upside-down mid-air. Their feet are up, their backs arched, and their hands are clasped tightly behind the men's necks holding on to dear life. Several buildings can be seen in the background.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00070434
Ralph Morris Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
Beaches.; S-008-080.1 4x5
CARL0000074559
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/123049
Subject
Outdoor recreation--California
Gymnastics--California
Acrobats--California
Beaches--California
Women--California
Men--California

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