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 looking down on Santa Monica beach. Many umbrellas can be seen in rows in front of a large hotel on the oceanfront. Palisades Park and it's palm trees can be seen on the right, above the cliffs (background).