Black Golden Tan

tanning oil and… oil, line the coast at Huntington Beach, 1930s 

sh!t creeps me out, and yet it’s oddly beautiful

+ this bonus oil derrick foto!

The towering oil wells of Long Beach Harbor region are reflected in high tide waters pushing over a nine-block area today. Among the 12 families that were evacuated from the stricken neighborhood were two expectant mothers. Lifeguards turned them over to the Red Cross for care. Another 30 families floated their belongings out of inundated section. photograph dated – July 19, 1951

[pics via the incredible LAPL archives]

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