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Arvella and Charles Temple at Beach House
Group photo of Arvella and Charles Temple in swimsuits, standing with friends in front of beach house. There are four men and three women altogether.

Bathing at Hueneme postcard
The Port Hueneme wharf is in the background of a crowded beach. A large wooden ship is docked at the end of the pier. Several dozen people are in the water and on the beach, men and women alike. Two men stand together, looking towards the camera. A…

Bathing at Lyon Springs, Matilija Canyon postcard
A river or pond with a rocky beach made up of large white stones and boulders backing up to a forest. A man in a suit and yellow hat sits near the top of the beach. A woman in pink sits closer to the shore. In the water are two children on a yellow…

Bathing in the Ventura Surf
A group of men and women stand in shallow water at the beach; they stand in a row holding hands facing the viewer. Other men and women stand in the surf in the background, one woman sits on a man's shoulders.

Bill Spurgin and Surfboard
Shows Bill Spurgin standing on a beach with his surfboard standing upright behind him. He is wearing swimwear. The ocean is visible in the background.

Bonita McFarland and Katherine Hoffman in Swimsuits
Bonita McFarland, left, and Katherine Hoffman in swimsuits standing along a wall smiling at the viewer. Verso of photograph states: "Katherine Hoffman and Bonita. This was taken in 1932 August at the Rancho Casitas while swimming in their private…

Chuck Fisher and Surfboard
Shows Chuck Fisher standing on a beach with his surfboard standing upright behind him. He is wearing swimwear and his hair appears wet. Ocean visible in background.

Chuck Spurgin with Surfboard
Shows Charles "Chuck" Spurgin wearing swimwear and seated on his surfboard at an unspecified beach. The surfboard is on its side and Chuck is seated on the edge with his legs outstretched and arms crossed over his chest. He is looking towards the…

George Weston with Surfboard
Shows George "Wimpy" Weston standing on a beach with his surfboard on its side between his legs. He is wearing swimwear. Beach, parking lot with cars, palm trees, and telephone poles are visible in background.

Greetings from Oxnard, California postcard
Postcard stating "Greetings from Oxnard, California" with five photos depicting various beach and ocean scenes on a yellow background with a lifesaver near the bottom attached to ropes. Middle photo shows a group of six women running along the beach…

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Hamilton "Ham" Hassinger with Surfboard
Shows Hamilton "Ham" Hassinger standing on a beach with a striped surfboard. Ham is wearing swimming clothes. Rock formations in background.

Herb Chase and Surfboard
Shows Herb Case standing on a beach with his surfboard standing upright behind him. He is wearing swimwear and appears to be looking to the left of the viewer. Coastline and two people walking visible in background.

Hiroshi and George Takeda
This image shows Hiroshi (left) and George Takeda standing on the beach in either Oxnard or Hueneme. Hiroshi holds a ball under one arm. They wear typical swimming suits for the period.

Inadomi Siblings at the Beach
This image shows George, Jean, Kiyo, and Iris Inadomi on the beach in either Oxnard or Ventura. There is a dock or a pier in the background.

Jim McGrew with Surfboard
Shows Jim McGrew standing on a beach and holding his surfboard upright with his left arm. McGrew is wearing swimwear. The ocean is visible in background.

John Larronde with Surfboard
Shows John Larronde standing on a beach with his surfboard upright behind him. Larronde is wearing swimwear and is barefoot. Lettering on the surfboard reads "JEOL." The ocean is visible in the background.

Matilija Hot Springs, Cal. 1905 postcard
Image of swimmers at Matijila Hot Springs. A large group of figures in early 20th century bathing suits pose on the porch and staircase of a Victorian style building. The building has ornate decorative features and it set in front of a rocky hillside…

Matilija Plunge Group Photo
Group photo of four boys in swimsuits standing in a line on steps outside of Matilija Plunge. There are some adults in the background seated on a porch.

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Pete Woodruff with Surfboard
Shows Pete Woodruff standing with a surfboard on a beach. He is in a lunging pose and is holding up the surfboard with one hand. Pete is wearing swimming clothes and his hair appears to be wet. Coastline in background.

Ray Bergstrom and Surfboard
Shows Ray Bergstrom standing on a beach with his surfboard standing upright behind him. He has his arms back, with his hands gripping on to the sides of the board. He is wearing swimwear. The ocean is visible in the background.

Richard Sedlachek with Surfboard
Shows Richard "Dick" Sedlachek standing on a beach with his surfboard standing upright behind him. He is wearing swimwear and he appears to be looking to the viewer's left. The ocean is visible in the background.

Ruth Ventura Zapf at the Beach
Shows Ruth Ventura Zapf posing on Ventura Beach. A dark-colored umbrella is open behind her. Ruth is wearing shorts with sailor-style buttons and a tie-back shirt. Her hair is curled and pinned.

Wimpy in Winter Diving Outfit
Shows George "Wimpy" Weston standing barefoot on rocky ground. He is wearing a winter diving outfit, consisting of light-colored leggings, dark shorts, and a long-sleeved shirt. He is holding diving fins in his left hand. A hillside is visible behind…

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Women and Baby in Surf Near Pierpont Pier
Group photo of Henrietta McNeil, baby Lee Mosher and mother (Mabel Mosher), and Rebecca Mosher standing in the surf by Pierpont Pier in Ventura, California. Pier visible in background. Women are in swimsuits and Mabel Mosher wears a swim cap while…

Yas Yamada and Nao Takasugi
This snapshot shows Yas Yamada and Nao Takasugi posing for a friendly picture. The boys are dressed in bathing suits and they are standing in the center of four tire innertubes. The photo appears to be taken in a residential backyard. A wooden fence…
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