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Title Admission Day Beach Crowd, 1944
Date 1944/09/09
Description Crowd on a Santa Monica beach on Admission Day. (The day California was admitted to the union). The photographer's notes say "Crowds on beach at the foot of Wilshire Boulevard in Danta Monica at 3 p.m. today (Admission Day) when temperature had risen to 90 degrees after a foggy morning and only 72 degrees at 12 o'clock noon. Water temperature during afternoon - 70 degrees. Estimated (by lifeguards) beach crowd from Venice to Malibu (including Ocean Park, Santa Monica and State Beach) 275,000."
Collection Bill Beebe Collection
Catalog Number 3.2.5821
Object Name Negative, Film
Search Terms Admission Day
Bathing suit
Beach wear
Year Range from 1944
Year Range to 1944