Families hunt for the rare substance of ambergris on a Californian beach.
Titles read: "Treasure from the deep."
California, United States of America.
Various shots of people searching through the rocks and debris on a beach for ambergris, a rare substance used as a base for expensive perfumes. It apparently originates in a whale's stomach and every ounce is worth about £5.
One couple search through the sand while their baby lies beside them in a carrycot. Several people seem to be there with their whole families - children and adults hunt together. People hold up pieces of ambergris they have found.
Note: good illustration of people trying anything to make money during the depression.