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Photograph of Southern Pacific Railroad Long Wharf at Santa Monica called the "Port Los Angeles". Wharf was commenced in summer of 1892 and finished in 1894. Wharf was turned over to Pacific Electric Railway in 1913 and shipping ceased. In November 1919 the Pacific Electric Railway announced they were going to pull it all down and by the middle of the next summer not a trace of it was left. The image is a composite with 4 areas: the wharf extending from the coast to its terminus in the ocean, ships surround the terminus and a train is visible on the tracks (middle of image) close-up of ship's prow showing anchor and figurehead of a half-nude woman (upper left) encircled by a doubly knotted rope is a docked sailing ship, on the dock are piles of dry goods (upper right) close-ups of 2 large ships (sailboat & steamer) and several smaller sailboats (lower left).
1 photograph : glass photonegative, b&w 16.5 x 21.5 cm. glass plate negatives photographs
chs-m14204 [Legacy record ID] CHS-1 http://doi.org/10.25549/chs-m14204 http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/CHS-1.jpg