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African American at the California Beaches, circa 1910-1913

Lot of one studio portrait and 4 real photo postcards, comprising:

Long Beach Studio Portrait of an African American woman. J. C. Haden: Long Beach, California, circa 1910. -- Couple at the beach, standing in the shallow surf. Real photo postcard. N.p.: San Diego, California, 1914. -- Five people seated on the beach, including three women and two men. N.p.: San Diego, California, 1914. -- Four people at the beach, including two men and two women, in the surf. N.p.: San Diego, California, 1914. -- Four people at the beach, including two men and two men, in the surf, more distant. N.p.: San Diego, California, 1914.

African American leisure sites, established in the early 20th century, provided the African American community with opportunities unavailable at other areas due to segregation. Perhaps the best-known was Bruce’s Beach, established in 1912 adjacent to Manhattan Beach, California. Bruce’s Beach included a bathhouse and dining house for Blacks. Peck’s Pier, near Santa Monica, and the Pacific Beach Club in Orange County provided other access points to the beaches for African Americans.  

Condition:

Corners lightly bumped, very occasional spot, versos toned. 

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$625
12/03/2020

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