Photos of San Diego Bay:
- The North Embarcadero waterfront (1920s).
- An aerial view (1930s) that highlights the salt flats in the southern part of the bay, and shows how much of the waterfront was sculpted from excavated materials over the following decades.
- An aerial view of the North Embarcadero (1935). Cargo, cruise and military vehicles are docked at the piers. A playing field, used for baseball and football, is located along the waterfront.
- A small mudflat that would later become Shelter Island. The island would be formed by the City Harbour Department using dredged materials from the bay.
- The North Embarcadero (1937), showing a cargo warehouse at what is now the B Street Pier Cruise Ship Terminal.
- The South Embarcadero waterfront (1938), still undeveloped land at this point. Lumber companies were located nearby in downtown San Diego.
- Bales of cotton and other cargo lining the waterfront, waiting to be loaded aboard cargo ships that docked at the B Street Pier (1940s).
- The South Embarcadero (1940s). At this time it was home to lumber yards and the Navy Field, a ball field used by the U.S. Navy.