Re: China Beach building

04/24/20 - posted by Paul Judge

For the fun of it lets compare China Beach and surroundings over the last 80 plus years from aerial photographs. You can magnify each of these images for greater detail.

The first two aerials were taken by Harrison Ryker in 1938 and 1948 and are courtesy of the stunning David Rumsey Online Map Collection. Note the number of beach towels and sunbathers in attendance.

August 1938

August 20, 1948

September 25, 2010
This image is from the remarkable California Coastal Records Project, a labor of love by Kenneth & Gabrielle Adelman. They have photo-documented the coast of California from the Oregon Border to Mexico since 1972. Click on the center image to enlarge for great detail.

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