Black and White in Color

Fridays on The Pier – 1916

The Seal Beach pier has been a favorite subject for photographers throughout its 95 years of history.  Every Friday between now and the end of the Seal Beach Founders Celebration, we’ll be posting an image of the pier.

A common practice of postcard companies in the early twentieth century was to take black and white photographs and have them colorized.  I thought it might be interesting show an original 1916 postcard image of the pier next to the colorized version.

That’s all for this week.  Have a great weekend, and be sure to check back each week for more historical photos and stories of Seal Beach.

– Michael Dobkins

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2 Responses to Black and White in Color

  1. Nat Ferguson says:

    If I had to chose, I’d pick the black and white version. It just seems to speak to the architecture and clothing of the time.


  2. Lynne Pranter Phipps says:

    Look how dressed up everyone is. Nothing like how we look today when on the pier.


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