Cows on La Jolla's beach: Bovine beach-goers recreate historic photo

La Jolla Historical Society set out to recreate the famous 1906 photo of cows on the beach at La Jolla Shores in honor of its 110th anniversary. As the sun rose the morning of March 13, 11 cows from the Van Ommering Dairy Farm in Lakeside and the Eden Vale Dairy Farm in Lemoore were brought to the beach so famed photographer Philipp Scholz Rittermann could shoot a 2016 version of the image.

Both photos will be on display starting June 4 as part of an exhibition exploring the early-20th century period of La Jolla Shores, at the La Jolla Historical Society’s Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect St.

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