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Secret Beach, Point Lobos, Monterey

point lobos photo, Copyright©2003 California Views
Carmel Mountains from Secret Beach, Point Lobos, Monterey,
Now known as Gibson Beach
Photo Accession CV #2001-151-0001
5x8" original Albumen print
By C.E. Watkins B 163, photo Circa 1887 Watkins' New Boudoir Series

Point Lobos, just three miles south of Carmel on the California's central coast en-route to Big Sur,
is in the words of local landscape artists Francis McComas the "greatest meeting of land and water in the world."
It has been the inspiration to many artists, most notably 20th century photographers Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, and 19th century photographers C.E. Watkins, I. W. Taber and C.W.J. Johnson. It has also been the inspiration for many writers, including Robert Louis Stevenson, Robinson Jeffers, John Steinbeck and Edward F. Ricketts.
      Point Lobos is rich in natural and cultural history. It was home to Chinese fishermen, Portuguese whalers, Japanese Abalone fishermen and an Abalone cannery at Whalers Cove.
Point Lobos had its own "dog hole" landing in the 1890's at Coal Chute Point on Whalers Cove.
      Point Lobos has been the setting for a number of Hollywood films going back to 1914. In 1922 Universal Pictures made "Foolish Wives," written and directed by Erich von Stroheim, who also starred in it. In 1929 the movie "Evangeline" directed by Edwin Carewe was also filmed there.

      We have photos of most of the main points in the park: Whalers Cove, Bluefish Cove, Seal Rock, Cypress Grove, the Veteran Cypress tree, and China Beach and Cove.
A list of our Watkin's holdings
Holdings: 113 images by C. E. Watkins of Central California of the Chinese and the Farallon Lighthouse and over 563 photos of Point Lobos. 28,000 photos of Monterey County listed in our database. Map of Carmelito Sept. 1890 was planned city with 25- and 50-foot lots at Point Lobos.
Aerial photos of the Carmel and Point Lobos area.
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Prints are available from 11 x14 - 40x60 inches.
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This page was last updated on October 1, 2019
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