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Fishermen's Wharf

Fishermen’s Wharf

March 1956: Fishermen tend to nets piled on pier next to their boats at Fishermen’s Wharf in Los Angeles Harbor.

A similar photo, part of a Know Your City series, was published in the March 7, 1956, Los Angeles Times. The original caption reported:

KNOW YOUR CITY NO.111– Honest, this photo wasn’t made in Ireland, even if it does look like the County Cork. Those who work here aren’t interested in gross profits. You know where it is, of course. We’re just being funny. (?) See Page 28, Part II.

ANSWER: It could, of course, be nothing else but Fishermen’s Wharf (Berths 72-73) at Los Angeles Harbor, home of our great fleet of purse seiners. The photo has caught the masts, the crow’s nest, and the jumble of nets that symbolize this particular dock. Oh, yes, the fishermen here aren’t interested in gross profits. They like net profits. And that should take care of that.

As with many of the old 4-by-5 negatives, the image needs to be cropped. The version above is a typical crop for a four-column horizontal image. Below are copies of the original uncropped photo and of the original image published in 1956.

March 1956: Original uncropped version of fishing nets piled at Fishermen’s Wharf in Los Angeles Harbor. Credit: Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive/UCLA.

A different image of nets and fishing boats was published in the March 7, 1956, Los Angeles Times. Credit: ProQuest.

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