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Catalina Interlude: 1915

Catalina Interlude: 1915

Catalina Island, California, circa 1915. "Avalon Bay Aquarium wharf and beach." 5x7 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


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Big Avalon fire of 1915

I'm fairly certain that nearly every structure in this photo burned down just a few years later and were replaced newer buildings; the house with the onion shaped dome is certainly no longer there.

West Coast fashion

Same as the East Coast fashion. I was curious to see if the women were all wearing black stockings here -- and they are. How miserable that must have been.

Interesting that in a world without mass media the styles of bathing suits for men and women are exactly the same as the beach babies we've been seeing in Atlantic City and Coney Island. Mail order, perhaps?

[Magazines. - Dave]

Onion Dome

What is the building near the middle of the photo with the onion dome?

United Wireless

Up on the hill is the tower of soon to be defunct United Wireless Telegraph Co.

Stairway to heaven

One wonders if a lot of people's hearts gave out while climbing those endless staircases.

Futuristic House on the Hill

I am familiar with the Holly House, but this one is new. Anyone have any idea what it is and if it is still there?

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