Main Street Mondays – 1950s
Main Street in Seal Beach has been a favorite subject for photographers throughout its 95 years of history. Every Monday between now and the end of the Seal Beach Founders Celebration, we’ll be posting a different image of Main Street. This week’s Main Street image comes to us from Linda Buell.
(l to r) Gordon Hooper, Bob Robertson (standing behind the tram) Alan Harbour, Doug Buell, Eddie Fritz & Jack Sauters. Driver: Frank Smith.
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This image almost duplicates last week’s Main Street image except for a great view of the much missed pier tram and a better view of the Bayside Land Company Building in the background.
Painted on the side of the white truck behind the tram are the words, “Marines March of Dimes” and “Polio Fund.” This dates the photo to no later than 1958 because that was the year the March of Dimes shifted its mission from curing polio to preventing premature birth, birth defects, and infant mortality after Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine proved effective.
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