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Title
Southern Pacific Long Wharf at Santa Monica called "Port Los Angeles"
Date Created and/or Issued
1894
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
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--http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--Credit 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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Description
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).
Type
image
Format
1 photograph : glass photonegative, b&w
16.5 x 21.5 cm.
glass plate negatives
photographs
Identifier
chs-m14204 [Legacy record ID]
CHS-1
http://doi.org/10.25549/chs-m14204
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/CHS-1.jpg
Subject
Shipping
Los Angeles--Santa Monica--General views
Ships
Piers--California
Pacific Ocean
Railroads--Tracks
Piers
Time Period
1894
Place
California
Los Angeles
Santa Monica
Source
1 [Accession number]
CHS-1 [Call number]
California Historical Society [Contributing entity]
Relation
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, 1860-1960
chs-m265

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