Photograph (engineering notebook photoprint) looking south from Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles County. Beach eroded clear to sidewalk (Ocean Front Walk). This was the result of a 6.2 tide on 9 January 1940 accompanied by heavy ground swells and 30 foot breakers which did considerable damage to piers and ocean front property between Newport Beach and Malibu along the route of the proposed "Ocean Front Walk" location of State Route 163 between Santa Monica and Redondo. Also visible are: houses, benches, people on beach, oil derricks in background, ocean, ship in distance, part of coast across water. No legible signs.