"In the Surf, Long Beach, California" ca. 1906

Abstract/Description: Hand-colored postcard image shows crowds of bathers in the surf on the north side of the Pine Avenue Pier, Long Beach. Several figures are holding onto two ropes attached to a wooden piling, several yards north of the pier. The Pine Avenue Pier opened May 27, 1893 and was the first municipal pier built in California. In 1904 the wooden pier structure was replaced with a 40-foot wide, 1,000 foot-long cement and steel double deck, designed by H.C. Holmes. The Sun Parlor building was opened at the end of the pier on April 6, 1905. In 1934, the Pine Avenue Pier was destroyed by storm waves. Postcard title printed with the number "208" along the top. Reverse of split-back postcard printed with "MADE IN AMERICA BY EDW. H. MITCHELL AT SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA"
Subject(s): Piers--California--Long Beach
Beaches--California--Long Beach
Pine Avenue Pier (Long Beach, Calif.)
1901-1910