Military personnel on the beach during the Army-Navy Maneuvers that took place off the coast of Southern California at the end of 1946. The goal of the war games was to practice two maneuvers: Operation Mountain Goat, an amphibious landing designed to dislodge "enemy" troops, and Operation Oilskin, a landing to cut off "enemy" communications. The Army, Navy, and Marine Corps aircrafts participated in the exercise.
The insert that accompanies this photograph says “City Desk TIMES: Here’s a negative of Fred Davis, San Pedro man who drew ‘Precipitation’ in the Irish Sweeps. Waldo Drake requested the negative. Its [sic] undeveloped. He’s got the story. –Herm Wilson, Matson Line. 1936”. The Item Ark for this insert is 21198/zz002j7vst.
A crowd watches as Mrs. E. E. Remsberg speaks to her brother, President Warren G. Harding, and other prominent people listen in. A map of the United States is on the table in front of Mrs. Remsberg. The black line across the map probably represents the path of the telephone wires that connected Anaheim to Washington D. C.
Related to Los Angeles Times article, "Harding Hears Sister's Voice: President Has Chat When He Opens Orange Show: Sixty Citizens 'Listen In' at Anaheim Event: Valencia Exhibit Attracts Throng on First Day," 18 May 1921: II1.