Torrance R. Parker's Career in Deep Diving
Los Angeles Maritime Museum Collection
Object Type:
Prints, photographic
T.R. Parker Diving Service: Torrance Parker, wagon and gear, circa 1950.

Explanation of Details:
Torrance Parker's debut into diving service included underwater photography, circa 1950. About ten years later, underwater television was introduced in Los Angeles Harbor by Subsea Camera Systems.
Collection Information:
More about deep-sea diving, objects and artifacts in the Museum's collection can be viewed at the Museum, or see our webpage, here.
Collection Description:
Torrance R. Parker Collection on Commercial and Deep—Sea Diving.
Description of Photograph:
Photographic print depicts Torrance Parker in diving dress with helmet and homemade underwater camera, in front of a two—wheeled wagon bearing his business name "T.R. Parker Diving Service San Pedro, Calif."
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