SUNSET TRAIL, SANTA MONICA, 1917 and Today

SUNSET TRAIL, SANTA MONICA, 1917 and Today

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SUNSET TRIAL:
A beautifully crafted adirondack archway frames a trail down to the beach. The sign hanging from the archway reads "Sunset Trail to Palisades Beach Road." In the mid-ground you can see the steps and bridge known as the original '99 Steps" built in 1875.

ON METAL, High Gloss Surface, Metal Print , Float Mount Hangers
(Prints float 1/2" off wall), 1/8" Rounded Corners

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From the Stephen Raul Anaya Collection, comes a rare and mostly unseen look at the Santa Monica Pleasure Pier and its surroundings from 1917. Images were pulled from a rare ‘Prospectus Book’, created by its then owner, Mr. Looff (master carver, crafted more than 40 carousels during his lifetime, including the first first carousel in 1876) hoping to sell shares in his Santa Monica “Pleasure Pier.

This image is from a study of Charles I. D. Looff’s 1917 prospectus book of his Santa Monica Pleasure Pier. When Jens Lucking and Michael Murphy seek these images that were photographed over 100 years ago the process becomes a means of connecting the viewer with a continuity of time and place, emancipating the viewer from a moment, unified in the journey of community all time past.