I found two old Postcards of Laguna Beach from 1918, photographed by the same photographer (Beckquist), with one
looking toward the Marine Laboratory and "Tent City" while the other was looking south, overlooking Main Beach.

After looking at them for a while, I suddenly realized that they were taken at the exact same time, and from the exact
same position! So I fired up Photoshop and stitched them together. A perfect match produced this wonderful,
never before seen panoramic view of Laguna Beach in 1918. The "Pomona College Marine Laboratory" and the "Tent City
Cafe" can be seen on the left, with Main Beach on the right. The "Gum Grove" can be seen at Top of the World and many
of those trees still exist, while the trees on the hilltop to the right have vanished today.

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