CALIFORNIA INCLINE, 1917 AND TODAY

CALIFORNIA INCLINE, 1917 AND TODAY

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California Incline was the first automobile shortcut over Santa Monica’s ocean bluffs. Driving down, the palms of Palisades Park receded into the sky as one abruptly left behind the urban grid of Santa Monica and entered the surf and sand (and traffic) that is the realm of PCH.

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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.