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La Jolla in 1890

A very nice cabinet card photograph of a landmark coastal feature in La Jolla, California known as Alligator Head Point. The characteristic arch formation depicted in the present circa 1890 photograph would collapse decades later in a 1978 winter storm. The image is sharp, showing the coastal rock formation with white water waves splashing.

Signed in the negative: "Coonley Photo." as well as on the card mount, in bright red ink, in the lower margin:

Coonley / A choice line of views of San Diego and Vicinity / Backesto Block, Corner Fifth and H Streets, San Diego, Cal.

An evocative image of the picturesque beauty of the area around the famous La Jolla Cove beach.

Condition Description
Original cabinet card format photograph. A sharp, clear image. Gentle age toning. Condition is excellent.