Life Goes on a Beach Vacation

The Life Archives is a collection that never stops giving. I've been perusing it for years now and never a search passes where I leave empty handed. Today, for example, I came across a few photos taken by Time Life photographer Peter Stackpole. After a bit more searching, I found the original article, Life Goes on a Beach Vacation, published in April 1947 about youngsters and their spring break party week in Balboa Beach. Check out the photographic evidence below...

Balboa Beach Party, April 1947. Photographer: Peter Stackpole.
Balboa Beach Party, April 1947. Photographer: Peter Stackpole.
Balboa Beach Party, April 1947. Photographer: Peter Stackpole.
Balboa Beach Party, April 1947. Photographer: Peter Stackpole.
Balboa Beach Party, April 1947. Photographer: Peter Stackpole.
Balboa Beach Party, April 1947. Photographer: Peter Stackpole.
Balboa Beach Party, April 1947. Photographer: Peter Stackpole.
Balboa Beach Party, April 1947. Photographer: Peter Stackpole.
Balboa Beach Party, April 1947. Photographer: Peter Stackpole.
Balboa Beach Party, April 1947. Photographer: Peter Stackpole.
Balboa Beach Party, April 1947. Photographer: Peter Stackpole.
Balboa Beach Party, April 1947. Photographer: Peter Stackpole.
Balboa Beach Party, April 1947. Photographer: Peter Stackpole.
Balboa Beach Party, April 1947. Photographer: Peter Stackpole.
Balboa Beach Party, April 1947. Photographer: Peter Stackpole.